One of the main parameters that affect a child’s academic progress is the child’s readiness to go to school. The primary criterion that will determine whether a child is ready for school is not only the child’s age but also whether the child is linguistically, cognitively, emotionally and socially mature in order to participate in the school team.
All future learning difficulties are evident from the pre-school years. The early detection and the early intervention will help the child by protecting him/her form any failures at school that can cause secondary psychological and emotional problems, behavioral instability and, most importantly, would deprive the child form the joy of learning. Therefore, it is sometimes necessary, in addition to the intervention program that has been designed to meet the child’s specific needs, to suggest that the child stays at the kindergarten one more year, in order to ensure the child’s progress at school.