The MO definition of school readiness shares that schools must be ready to support "scaffolding of the learning to support all children".
Scaffolding is a component of a strengths based learning approach where teachers 1) show children something new, 2) teachers help children with the new skill, and 3) the children show what they learned.
This approach allows teachers to support individual children's knowledge and development and make the activity or topic relatable to what the children know and do well.
Understanding and navigating the school system can seem daunting but there are supports to help us all understand the importance of school and how we support our children in school.
One local St. Louis resource that helps ensure families and caregivers understand and can navigate the school system is U and I Rise created by Bolanle Ambonisye. Learn from U and I Rise about their Healthy School and Home Connection series.