Young children today begin to develop their skills, knowledge, and attitudes in a variety of environments – in their homes, in childcare and community settings, and in Kindergarten programmes. Positive early experiences with school are of paramount importance to young children. The learning they do in Kindergarten provides the basis for the acquisition of literacy skills (including technological and computer literacy), mathematics skills, and science skills, and prepares them for successful learning experiences in later grades.
Children arrive at school with different backgrounds and experiences and at different stages of development. To give each student the best start possible, the Kindergarten programmes will provide a variety of learning opportunities and experiences. Teachers and families must work together to provide constructive and consistent learning experiences that will build students’ confidence, encourage them to continue to see learning as both enjoyable and useful, and provide a strong foundation for their future spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional and social development.
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