It is recommended you send your child for a school readiness test before they start school (even older children), so that you know all the facts.
- For older children (age 6 to 7), a developmental lag may be highlighted that you can get help for.
- For younger children (age 5 to 6), it is essential to know if they are ready in every aspect. If there is even a slight hesitation, either academically or emotionally, it may be better to wait another year.
- You may also want to have your child tested by two different people and compare the results.
- It is also crucial for your child to have at least two years of pre-school behind them. This will ensure that they are used to being separated from you, understand the classroom environment and have developed optimally on a social level.