Any of various courses created to prepare young children of below-kindergarten age for participating in traditional elementary school. These kinds of courses are frequently labeled as prekindergarten or nursery school. Initiatives to assist local communities in making available the most beneficial settings for children, particularly in the aspects of overall health, early learning, and elementary school admission. The focus is on minimizing elements which might detract from childrens' preparedness to participate in school.

SCHOOL READINESS: "The U.S. Federal Head Start Program is a good example of school readiness programs."
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