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Kindergarten

Children are introduced to formal education through Kindergarten, an educational program provided by all primary schools in Newfoundland and  Labrador.

The Kindergarten Program, as described in Early Beginnings: A Kindergarten Curriculum Guide, is designed to support the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and moral development of the four- and five-year-old child. Inherent in the Kindergarten Program is the recognition that children are individuals, every child is unique and the diverse needs and developmental levels of children can be accommodated through developmentally appropriate practices.

The Kindergarten Program provides for integrated and discrete learning in: language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, health, physical education, and religious education.

Kindergarten experiences must lay the foundation for future  learning by:

  • creating a love of learning

  • helping children become more effective problem solvers,

  • observers, listeners, speakers, and thinkers in a language-rich environment

  • helping children gain increasing independence through exploring, questioning, and understanding

  • providing for a balance of child-centred and teacher-directed experiences

  • providing for meaningful and appropriate curriculum connections

  • facilitating the development of the skills and concepts necessary to experience success

  • supporting the development of a positive self concept

  • supporting the involvement of parents

For further information got to  Department of Education Website or

cut and past in address box  http://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/sp/pos/2007-08/4-kindergarten.pdf

 

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