Being aware of a child’s readiness to enter kindergarten provides valuable information that can help teachers develop lesson plans to meet each child’s individual needs and offer useful information to parents to supplement education outside of the classroom.
The purpose of the Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener (FLKRS) is to gather information about a child’s overall development and address each student’s readiness for kindergarten based on the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds. For this age group, social-emotional and executive function skills are far more important than mastering letters, numbers and shapes. Children who are ready can listen, wait their turn, communicate, and cooperate. They can hold a pencil and focus on a task. They are curious and have a foundation for critical thinking, and an eagerness to learn.