Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

All children who are 5 years old by August 1st are eligible to enter kindergarten in Brookville, Ohio.   Please contact our school at 937-833-6796 for more information. 

Professionals from early care and education, elementary schools, and higher education have identified some expected attributes for children at the beginning of kindergarten.  These attributes are research-based and developmentally appropriate for children entering kindergarten, and area a guide to help parents and educators provide the best experiences for young children.








  • Listens to stories read to him or her
  • Answers questions
  • Tells the difference between print and pictures
  • Recognizes letters of the alphabet, at least those in first name, and some others
  • Recognizes and writes name
  • "Writes" or scribbles notes, letters, stories
  • Holds a book correctly
  • Recognizes and says simple rhymes





  • Dresses and meets toileting needs independently
  • Uses pencils, crayons and scissors
  • Skips, jumps, hops, and catches





  • Expresses his or her own wants and needs
  • Listens to adults/others and follows simple instructions
  • Follows simple rules and routines
  • Takes turns and shares when playing with other children
  • Separates from parents/families without being upset




  • Identifies and names numbers 0 to 9
  • Counts by touching objects one at a time and saying the numbers in order
  • Sorts objects by attributes such as color, size, or shape
  • Shows understanding of general times of the day