This page is a quick overview dedicated to familiarizing parents with the process of enrolling their Kindergartener with New Life Christian School.
Most children are ready for Kindergarten at or around age 5. However, there are distinguishing levels of growth and maturity that determine a child's actual "readiness". Though most children grow through predictable developmental stages, all mature through these stages at different rates. New Life looks for a particular level of physical, emotional, social, and behavioral readiness before placing a child in a formal, academic environment. Determining readiness ensures that a child is prepared to reach his or her academic learning potential at an early age. Students must be the age of 5 by September 1st of the upcoming school year.
New Life administers the DTKR-II (Developmental Task for Kindergarten Readiness) to determine the readiness of incoming Kindergarten applicants. This assessment details close observation of a child's physical, emotional, social, and behavioral maturity and ultimately determines whether the child is prepared for school.
The assessment is administered by trained, certified staff members at New Life Christian School. Upon receiving the results, a family is either offered admission or is encouraged to have their child assessed again at a later date, possibly the following year on rare occasion.