This summer, parents and caregivers will choose a life-changing course of action for their children by preparing them to enter kindergarten this fall. Some may utilize Ready At Five’s popular, no-cost, family engagement program, ReadyRosie Summer Soar, while others will take their children to their favorite, Maryland library to listen to books being read to them or take those book home. Children everywhere will play math games on (their parents’!) smartphones, or explore nature and the great outdoors, building their foundation for science skills. Most of us regard a child’s successful ‘school readiness’ as a combination of knowing a few letters and numbers, a couple of colors, and being able to share and get along with others. But, there is another critical factor for a child’s success in school that cannot be undervalued or overlooked: good health.