The family is the child’s first educator. The family is responsible for providing for the child’s basic needs as well as guiding their social and emotional development. The home environment should nurture the child’s curiosity and enthusiasm. Families are active partners with the Franklin community and schools.
Readiness is an ongoing process that includes social-emotional development. A ready child feels good about one self, gets along with others and engages in social conversation and play. They are able to regulate their emotions, follow directions and begin to think of appropriate solutions to conflicts.