Tag: kindergarten

Jul 03

Kindergarten fears

Kids nervous about the first day of kindergarten? Parents wondering what’s expected of them? Here’s a happy way out for everyone -hold a kindergarten cookout The first day of formal schooling can be a trying time for five-year-olds, their parents and the school. Fear, apprehension, anxiety, concern, tension. Not everyone feels these emotions on the …

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Oct 09

Kindergarten transition made easier

Learning to walk and how to dress one’s self are big steps for a youngster, but entering kindergarten is one of the most pivotal times in a young child’s life. Kansas State University assistant professor of elementary education Lori Norton-Meier gives tips on how children, and their parents, can make the move to kindergarten a …

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Nov 20

All-day kindergarten in Canada

In February of this year, British Columbia’s education minister Shirley Bond announced that her ministry would investigate the cost and feasibility of offering all-day kindergarten.  At this moment in B.C., all-day kindergarten is only available for aboriginal, ESL and special-needs children. The plan would mean that full day kindergarten would be available to all five-year-olds by September 2009 and …

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Aug 28

Starting kindergarten later

There is a growing trend towards starting kindergarten later, sometimes at the age of 6 or later. Most parents who hold their children back at home, do so because they think their child is not ready for kindergarten. In their opinion, their child will be stronger (socially and emotionally) and smarter if they wait longer. …

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Aug 07

Teaching statistics

I was looking for information of teaching jobs on the website of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, and found some interesting statistics that I wanted to share with you: In the USA, of all occupations in the elementary and secondary school category, there are 64,000 preschool teachers, 160,000 kindergarten teachers, 1.4 million elementary school teachers, …

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Jun 12

Becoming a kindergarten teacher

Do you want to become a kindergarten teacher? read these steps to find out how … Step 1: Decide if It’s Right for You Being a kindergarten teacher is not for everybody. The job takes dedication, patience and the willingness to manage your young charges. To get a feel for whether kindergarten teaching is right …

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May 05

Education glossary

If you need help on words, terms and acronyms used in education, perhaps our education dictionary can help you: Education ESL Homeschool Kindergarten Mental health Preschool School