volume 146, issue 6, Pe20200978 2020
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-0978
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Caroline Fitzpatrick, Elroy Boers, Linda S. Pagani

Abstract: OBJECTIVES: To estimate associations between kindergarten readiness and academic, psychological, and health risks by end of high school. METHODS: This study is based on 966 Canadian children. At age 5, trained examiners assessed child number knowledge and receptive vocabulary. Teachers reported kindergarten classroom engagement. At age 17, participants reported academic grades, school connectedness, anxiety sensitivity, substance abuse, physical activity involvement, and height and weight. High school dropout …

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