I promise I won't cry

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Live Love Homes-Keller Williams, Charlotte, NC Ballantyne Area

I made my 5 year old daughter a promise this morning that so far I have been able to keep. I can tell you another thing, this school year has snuck up and started on your Union county, NCreal estate agent. Yesterday I was running around making sure that my Kindergarten-er had everything to start school because she started TODAY!

Caroline Kindergarten Monroe real estate

Starting Kindergarten is a huge step for kiddos.  They will meet lots of new friends, be in a different environment and have a whole new set of rules. What can we do as parents to help them prepare for this new world?

The Department of Public Instruction has 5 areas of early childhood development:

1. intellectual development

2. language and communication

3. health and physical development

4. emotional and social development

5. children's attitude and interest toward learning

Just like no two snowflakes are the same, neither are kids. They all develop at different rates and at their own time. I like to say, "This is Caroline's world and we all just live in it" about out 5 year old. Some kids are well developed like my 5 year old in language, she started with 3 word sentences at 9 months old. Mind you, she also began swim lessons and swam on her own just a month later.  Direct contrast is our now 6th grader who did not talk until he was 18 months old. 

While doing my research I found that the North Carolina Ready School Initiative. It states that school readiness comes in two parts. The first is the skills and abilities that kids have. The second is the readiness of the school to meet the needs of these children. If you are weighing sending your child to kindergarten, here is the N.C. Ready School Initiative Web site for some more information www.ncreadyschools.org. If you want to see the report card for the schools around you, visit this site links to http://www.ncreportcards.org/src.

One of the scariest things for the kids themselves is getting their shots for school. This is the list to be mindful of when sending your little one to school:

 Required Immunizations  Number of Doses
DTP/DT/DtaP 5
Polio 4
MMR

2 for measles and mumps, 1 for rubella

Hepatitis B 3
Hepatitis A n/a
Varicella

1

Most important criteria when getting your kiddo ready for Kindergarten is if your child is 5 years old by Aug. 31, then they are ready for kindergarten! and look, still no tears, I think this post was therapeutic!

Your Union county, NC real estate agent is a Mommy first, today was a hard day for me as my baby girl started school. I think it was made even worse by the fact that she got out of the car, waved and ran off!

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Comments (8)

L. Ludlow
Keller Williams Charlotte,NC Ballantyne Office - Monroe, NC
Team Ludlow Realty

She looks so cute, if she doesn't cry then you don't need to cry either.

Jul 28, 2010 02:19 AM
Deborah "Dee Dee" Garvin
C2 Financial - San Diego, CA
C2 Financial

Wow, I still remember when!!! Cute pic!

Jul 28, 2010 02:19 AM
Lisa Ludlow Archer
Live Love Homes-Keller Williams, Charlotte, NC Ballantyne Area - Waxhaw, NC

Larry; I am TRYING

Deborah; I cried all day with the first one cause he cried and didn't want to let go of my leg.

Jul 28, 2010 02:21 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

This is a huge day for your daughter -- good luck, and cry when you get back home!

Jul 28, 2010 02:24 AM
Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

My, they start earlier every year. She is so adorable!!

I'm wary of shots...and not just because of the needles.

Jul 28, 2010 06:30 AM
Lisa Ludlow Archer
Live Love Homes-Keller Williams, Charlotte, NC Ballantyne Area - Waxhaw, NC

Joan: I did it, I did not cry. She had an awesome time.

Lynda: me too adn thanks for the compliment.

Jul 28, 2010 08:38 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTORĀ®

She is precious and one of the scariest things for this kid (47) is getting a shot! I feel for her! :(

Jul 29, 2010 03:42 AM
Lisa Ludlow Archer
Live Love Homes-Keller Williams, Charlotte, NC Ballantyne Area - Waxhaw, NC

Joni:

She has been extremely brave.

Lisa

Jul 29, 2010 03:33 PM

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