Mon, October 17, 2016

The Kindergarten Child Interview


In this video, Nancy Schulman and Ellen Birnbaum describe what schools are looking for during the kindergarten child interview and provide helpful strategies to prepare.

Topics covered:

  • fostering kindergarten readiness behavior at home
  • talking to your child about the visit
  • practical issues and logistics
  • what to expect on the visit

Nancy Schulman and Ellen Birnbaum co-authored the guide to navigating nursery school life both at home and in the classroom: Practical Wisdom for Parents: Demystifying The Preschool Years.

* Update: this video was recorded in 2013. Due to changes in Kindergarten standardized testing requirements, your child’s visit will generally be longer so that the school can complete its own assessment.

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