What do children learn in kindergarten?
Early childhood is a significant period in human development. It is the time when children begin to develop independence, initiative, decision-making abilities, creativity, early literacy and numeracy skills. During this stage children have the ability to learn and relate to others; developing communication skills and feelings of self-worth!
What young children learn during this time will have a major impact on successful learning experiences in school, personal growth and future participation in society. Young children begin all this important learning in a variety of environments—in their homes, day care programs and in the community.
The kindergarten program includes clear expectations in six learning areas:
- COMMUNICATION, LANGUAGE & LITERACY
- PROBLEM SOLVING, REASONING AND NUMERACY
- PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
- PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
- KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD
- CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT