Risk and Protective Factors for
School Readiness

All children should enter school ready to learn. In order for children to be ready for school at Kindergarten, the critical building blocks of Healthy Development, Strong Families, and Early Learning need be put in place during early childhood.

The following maps and fact sheets are a snapshot of level of risk in Kansas and research on risk and protective factors for school readiness.

A number of risk factors can delay school readiness, while protective factors help support children to be ready for school.

Exploring the Data

Let's explore a snapshot of risk in Kansas