"School readiness", or what is meant by children having the capacity and competency to achieve at the appropriate level in school, is strongly linked to a child's pre-school environment. School readiness encompasses language and communication skills, personal and social development, physical development, cognitive skills and basic knowledge (vocabulary). Several factors are already known to affect school readiness, including education levels of parents, income, mental health of parents, the age of the child's mother, the child's birth weight, and facilities and support available to the child.
This study aims to answer the following questions:
- What are the risk factors associated with school readiness?
- What is the relevant weighting of importance of these risk factors in determining school readiness?
This project is funded by ADR Wales via its core grant from the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) as an ADR UK partner.