• Iris Windsor

The Essential Guide to Kindergarten

Updated: Jun 17, 2019

Children begin their education at home and what children learn in school is important, but what about the time before school?

That’s where the role of kindergarten comes in.

At Dragonfly's Early Learning, our Approved Early Learning Programmes starts at 6 weeks of age and goes through to school age.

We have a highly qualified Bachelor of Education Kindergarten Teacher who is there to prepare your little one for school.

We have an amazing group of qualified educators who are experienced in and work with each age group.

Early Learning is such a fun time for all involved.

Kids with Teacher doing some gardening - Dragonfly's Childcare

Kindergarten is a German term meaning ‘garden for children.’ It was started in Germany and France in the late 18th century. Intended to prepare children for move from home to school, it was first seen as an early education approach. It involved activities such as playing, singing, drawing and social interaction.

Today, the term refers to many institutions that educate children between the ages of 3–6, with a variety of approaches.The terms preschool and kindergarten are often used interchangeably refer to any institution for children too young to go to school. A kindergarten is a specialized institute with educational programs for children ages 3–6. It is seen as the first step to formal education.

Around the world, countries have different standards for kindergartens. School entry age varies from country to country. Most of these start from age 4 and have different names. Most do not consider it compulsory.

Importance of Kindergarten

  • How to learn: Kindergarten teaches children to understand learning as something fun. Instead of being stressed the first time they’re in a classroom, they enjoy the experience.

  • Social interaction: At home, children have little chance to see anyone their own age. Kindergarten teaches them to develop social skills. They learn to open up, share, and make friends.

  • Creativity: Kindergarten is where children learn free expression and creative ways to learn. They can later apply these methods when they reach higher grades.

  • Preparing for higher grades: Kindergarten helps children ease the transition from home to school. At home, they’re not used to paying attention to other adults. They learn structures and routines. Children also learn the basics for further grades.

  • Future success: Going to a great kindergarten can have a huge impact on your child’s future success. From going to college to how much they earn, early education has a big role to play

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