Kindergarten

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The reason to get a child ready for kindergarten is so he/she has a good start with “the big school.” Kindergarten may be different than it was when you were a child.


This time can be exciting and stressful for your whole family. Children ask where they will be going and what they will be doing. Parents have lots of questions too! Parents wonder if their child is ready for school. They wonder how their child will adjust to their teacher.


Every child who is five years old on or before December 1 may go to kindergarten, free of charge. Kindergarten is a great opportunity for learning but is voluntary.


While kindergarten begins in the fall, you begin to get ready for kindergarten in the spring. To prepare your child, you can partner with the adults or teachers who are in your child’s life now.


Benefits 
For the child:

-- More confidence

-- Good contacts with other children and adults

-- A chance to learn new things

For the parent:

-- More confidence that your child will succeed in school

-- Sense of pride and involvement in your child’s school

-- Feel respected as a partner in your child’s education

-- Sense of pride with what you have taught your child already

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Kindergarten

  1. 1. http://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=466Fitango EducationHealth TopicsKindergarten
  2. 2. 1OverviewThe reason to get a child ready for kindergarten isso he/she has a good start with “the big school.”Kindergarten may be different than it was whenyou were a child.
  3. 3. 2OverviewThis time can be exciting and stressful for yourwhole family. Children ask where they will be goingand what they will be doing. Parents have lots ofquestions too! Parents wonder if their child isready for school. They wonder how their child willadjust to their teacher.
  4. 4. 3OverviewEvery child who is five years old on or beforeDecember 1 may go to kindergarten, free ofcharge. Kindergarten is a great opportunity forlearning but is voluntary.While kindergarten begins in the fall, you begin toget ready for kindergarten in the spring. To prepareyour child, you can partner with the adults orteachers who are in your child’s life now.
  5. 5. 4Overview**Benefits**For the child:-- More confidence-- Good contacts with other children and adults-- A chance to learn new things
  6. 6. 5Overview**Benefits**For the parent:-- More confidence that your child will succeed inschool-- Sense of pride and involvement in your child’sschool-- Feel respected as a partner in your child’seducation
  7. 7. 6Overview**Benefits**-- Sense of pride with what you have taught yourchild already
  8. 8. 7How do I know if my child isready?-- Some children seem too young or not ready forschool. Some families and teachers believe thatgetting older will help the child get ready forkindergarten. This is not always true; rememberthat children change a lot between May andSeptember.-- Children grow and develop by learning from theworld around them.
  9. 9. 8How do I know if my child isready?-- New people and children help your child learnand grow.-- All children need time to talk about what theyare doing with adults and other children.-- Kindergarten can help parents help their childrenat home.
  10. 10. 9How do I know if my child isready?**The Family:**-- Every child wants to feel safe and ready tosucceed in school. Your family is the mostimportant part in supporting your child to achievethis. Parent involvement improves your child’sschool success. It also helps your child feel goodabout himself or herself. Family support helpsencourage them to learn.
  11. 11. 10How do I know if my child isready?**The Family:**-- Maintain a daily routine that includesmealtimes, snacks, and bedtimes.-- Be sure your child’s shots and health check-upsare current.-- Make sure your child has plenty of play andoutdoor time.-- Play with your child.
  12. 12. 11How do I know if my child isready?**The Family:**-- Listen to your child.-- Talk to your child.-- Read to your child.-- Write with your child.
  13. 13. 12How do I know if my child isready?**The Schools:**-- Work with families and neighborhoods sochildren enter kindergarten ready to succeed.-- Must be ready to teach children who come toschool with different experiences of learning.-- Teach the material children need to learn forthat grade level.
  14. 14. 13How do I know if my child isready?**The Schools:**-- All young children can learn if they are givenproper material, encouragement and familysupport.
  15. 15. 14What to look for in a programKindergarten continues the learning that begins atbirth. Kindergartners need to have materials thatare fun and exciting. This may be the first timeyour child goes to school.Some things to look for in a kindergarten program:
  16. 16. 15What to look for in a program-- Children have a program that is appropriate. Thismeans teaching and materials make sense for theage and needs of all children.-- The number of children to adults is small. Thisallows the adults to know a child’s abilities andneeds.-- Children and parents feel welcomed into theclass.
  17. 17. 16What to look for in a program-- Children have a class program that supports theneeds and abilities for all children.-- Children learn in both large and small groups.-- Children make choices and decisions. Childrenare supported to start activities.
  18. 18. 17What to look for in a program-- Children have both quiet and active times in theprogram.-- Children have plenty of supplies and materials.There are enough available for the number ofchildren in the class.-- The teacher smiles and is friendly to all thechildren and parents. The room feels safe, warmand caring.
  19. 19. 18What to look for in a program-- The teacher talks with children using a soft orcomfortable voice. When the teacher talks to achild she/he gets down to his/her eye level.-- The teacher respects the differences of families.They support the sharing of family cultures.-- The teacher supports parent involvement in theclass.
  20. 20. 19What to look for in a program-- Sometimes children listen to the teacher’slessons. Other times the children select where andhow they want to spend their learning time.-- The teacher shares with parents what ishappening at school. The teacher and family worktogether to solve problems.-- The room is clean, orderly and welcoming.
  21. 21. 20What to look for in a program-- The teacher manages regular childhoodbehaviors, like sharing and taking turns, so childrenfeel safe and included.

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