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  Kindergarten - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Queensland kindergarten is usually an institution for children around the age of 4 and thus the precursor to preschool and primary education.
Kindergarten establishments (day-care) in Germany are normally for pre-school children between 3 and 6 years of age, and are often run by churches, city or town administrations.
Kindergarten is not a commonly used term in Scotland, where Nursery School is also a form of pre-school daycare with structured activities and learning.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kindergarten   (1551 words)

  
 Kindergarten
The kindergarten idea was first introduced into the United States in the late 1840s, but it was not until after the 1876 Centennial Exposition, where the advocates of the kindergarten had presented an exhibition of their methods, that Froebel's ideas become popular.
While the kindergarten idea was not always welcomed by the middle classes for their own children, since it stressed the importance of the trained kindergarten teacher rather than the mother in the training of the child, it was widely accepted by them as a means of training immigrant children and other children of the slums.
With the establishment of free kindergartens in working-class neighborhoods in the 1870s, the advocates of kindergartens began to suggest that the proper training of these children might eventually lead to the elimination of urban poverty.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Forum/7905/fblkind.html   (1220 words)

  
 Kindergarten Classroom reading readiness and math activities lesson plans for science and social studies
The goal of the kindergarten program at Our Lady of Prompt Succor is to provide an environment where a five- year-old can feel secure while enjoying the challenge of learning new skills.
With these reading readiness skills the kindergarten students are ready to decode words, recognize sight words, and read simple stories.
In kindergarten we learn to write numbers, sequence numbers, add and subtract numbers, use numbers to measure height, length and weight and to graph objects.
kindergartenclass.netfirms.com   (723 words)

  
 Kindergarten   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The advancement of kindergarten education was a major focus for the energies of female reformers in Germany during the 1848 revolution and the rest of the nineteenth century.
The decree, promulgated by Prussian minister of culture and education Karl von Raumer, condemned the kindergarten as a center of atheistic and socialist subversion.
She helped to found kindergartens in England, France, Belgium and Italy before returning Berlin after the recision of the kindergarten ban to set up charity kindergartens and a training school in Berlin (the school was later moved to Dresden).
www.ohiou.edu /~Chastain/ip/kinderga.htm   (1066 words)

  
 Kindergarten   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In kindergarten students soon realize that mathematics is not just learning numbers and amounts, rather it is a way of thinking, exploring, discovering, explaining and justifying everyday life.
Kindergarten students are exposed to life drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, crafts, color theory, and art history.
Kindergarten students are offered activities involving music theory, music appreciation, music history, composers past and present, instruments of the orchestra, introduction to the basic elements of music, composition, dance, music vocabulary, and learning opportunities in creative performance and movement through the Orff-Schulwerk method.
nrotonen.116.interkey.net /low_kindergarten.html   (1887 words)

  
 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Kindergarten
Kindergarten (German for garden for children) is a name used in many parts of the world for the first stages of a child's classroom education.
Friedrich Wilhelm August Fröbel officially opened the first Kindergarten in 1840 to mark the four hundredth anniversary of the discovery of movable type by Gutenberg It was at Bad Blankenburg in the small principality of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, in Germany where had opened a Play and Activity Institute in 1837.
Youngsters, usually aged 2-4 years old, attend kindergarten to learn the finer points of meeting friends (and enemies), professional authority (in the form of a teacher), playtime, naptime, drawing, music, reading, writing, math, a foreign language, and various other activities.
www.singaporemoms.com /parenting/Kindergarten   (746 words)

  
 Katy ISD : Curriculum - Kindergarten
Kindergarten students eat in the cafeteria and ride the bus both to and from school each day.
The Katy ISD kindergarten program is committed to continued excellence as it helps students achieve and exceed academic goals set by the state, while providing a nurturing and positive learning environment that benefits all KISD kindergarten students.
The philosophy of the Katy ISD Kindergarten program is to provide all kindergarten students with a strong foundation necessary to become successful in all academic areas through a balanced, aligned and integrated curriculum that is developmentally-appropriate and creates life-long learners who contribute to a rapidly changing world.
www.katyisd.org /curriculum/kindergarten.htm   (224 words)

  
 Early Childhood - Kindergarten   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This is an opportunity for families of preschool children entering kindergarten in September, 2005 to learn what they need to know about the registration process.
Kindergarten is recommended, but not required by law.
Kindergarten teachers hold parent conferences in early October and March.
www.arlington.k12.va.us /instruct/early/kindergarten.shtml   (712 words)

  
 kindergarten articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Diana DIANA [Diana] princess of Wales, 1961-97, wife of Charles, prince of Wales (1948 heir to the British throne.
The daughter of the 8th Earl Spencer, Lady Diana Frances Spencer was a kindergarten teacher in London before her 1981 marriage to Charles.
In San Francisco she organized the first free kindergartens on the Pacific coast (1878) and with her sister established a training school for kindergarten teachers.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/06967.html   (438 words)

  
 Kindergarten in California - Elementary (CA Dept of Education)
Districts that admit these children to kindergarten prior to their turning age five jeopardize their apportionments, as auditors may take fiscal sanctions through an audit process (see pages 68 through 70 of the state Controller's Office attendance accounting procedures for auditors, available at http://www.sco.ca.gov/aud/k-12audit/audk12.pdf).
If these children continue in kindergarten past the anniversary dates of their admission, the school would be well advised to have signed Parental Agreement Forms on file to continue the children in kindergarten to the end of the school year.
A child who was not age-eligible for kindergarten (that is, the child turned five after December 2 in the school year) and who attended a California private school kindergarten for a year is viewed by the CDE as not legally enrolled in kindergarten, pursuant to EC Section 48000 requirements.
www.cde.ca.gov /ci/gs/em/kinderinfo.asp   (2682 words)

  
 Kindergarten Readiness
When the kindergarten is truly developmental, four-and-a-half-year old children as well as older five-year-old children will be met with the education stimulation appropriate to their learning needs and abilities.
Ideally the kindergarten should be ready for the child rather than getting the child ready for the kindergarten.
Kindergarten is a significant step on the path of education.
www.kidsource.com /better.world.press/kindergarten.html   (690 words)

  
 Kindergarten
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 overall aim of religious education at the Kindergarten level is to encourage children to reflect on the experiences they encounter which give rise to the ultimate questions concerned with purpose, meaning, and the value of life.
The role of science in the Kindergarten Program is to stimulate interest in science, to encourage observation using all the senses, to develop the rudiments of classification, to stimulate children's natural desire to investigate their environment, and to clarify concepts.
www.edu.gov.nf.ca /programd/supportd/pstudies/Html/Kinder.htm   (1430 words)

  
 Today in History: May 16
Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, educator who opened the first English-language kindergarten in the United States, was born on May 16, 1804, in Billerica, Massachusetts.
When she opened her kindergarten in 1860, the concept of providing formal schooling for children younger than six was largely confined to German practice.
The two Senate roll call votes of February 12, 1999 for Article I and Article II finding the president not guilty are available as maintained by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/today/may16.html   (1719 words)

  
 Kindergarten
Escalating Kindergarten Curriculum This digest examines kindergarten retention and the need to escalate the kindergarten curriculum so that more students may be successful in first grade.
Kindergarten Units Here are some wonderful thematic units from a kindergarten teacher.
World of Kindergartens Kindergarten teachers from around the world have joined together to provide curriculum support to each other and anyone who needs ideas.
www.sabine.k12.la.us /vrschool/kindergarten.htm   (1859 words)

  
 Early Childhood Kindergarten
The state law says that children are eligible for kindergarten based on their age and not on their skills.
As your district moves ahead with a four year kindergarten programs, you should read the law related to how 4 year olds are counted for kindergarten aid and examples of outreach activities.
Procedures for Early Admission to Kindergarten: Children are considered eligible for kindergarten based on their age.
dpi.wi.gov /ec/eckindhm.html   (877 words)

  
 E-pals, Class connect - Kindergarten
I teach Kindergarten and would love my children to have the experience of communicating with children in a different part of the world.
We are looking for another Kindergarten from anywhere in the USA or world.
I want a class of kindergarten students that is rich in diversity that is willing to take time to teach us about their school experiences as well as listen to ours.
www.gigglepotz.com /ccameric-k.htm   (1497 words)

  
 Cramming For Kindergarten - CBS News
But her mother, Christine, was concerned that with kindergarten fast approaching, learning her ABCs was throwing Haley for a loop.
So she took Haley for private tutoring at the Sylvan Learning Center in Huntington, L.I. "It is unfortunate that you have to do all this preparation for kindergarten, but you really do," Califano says.
Now what's in the kindergarten classroom was traditionally what was in first grade.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/08/11/earlyshow/living/studyhall/main772750.shtml   (391 words)

  
 Kindergarten
This section of our website is a supplement to our book, Kindergarten with your Three to Six Year Old (Practical Waldorf at Home series).
In this section you will find the color originals of the book's illustrations; will be able to download and listen to the music for the nursery rhymes and songs in the book; and look at typical examples of paintings and drawings done by kindergarten-age children.
As with our Homeschoolers' Work page, we invite all homeschoolers working with Waldorf at home to consider submitting photos of paintings, craft projects or drawings their children have done - or which they have made for their children.
www.christopherushomeschool.org /kindergarten.htm   (188 words)

  
 Kindergarten - Content Standards (CA Dept of Education)
Kindergarten - Content Standards (CA Dept of Education)
By the end of kindergarten, students understand small numbers, quantities, and simple shapes in their everyday environment.
They count, compare, describe and sort objects, and develop a sense of properties and patterns.
www.cde.ca.gov /be/st/ss/mthkindergarten.asp   (500 words)

  
 Kindergarten
Please note: This site is based on Hillsborough County, Florida guidelines so all information may not accurately depict services in your district.
An excellent collection of kindergarten lesson plans, printable pages, art ideas and more...
Use the index of ideas at the left side of the site to find: crafts, songs, lesson ideas sorted by theme and season.
www.edselect.com /kinderga.htm   (587 words)

  
 Kindergarten Teacher
The purpose of Kindergarten Teacher is to provide a comprehensive and organized collection of substantial educational content available via the Internet and of value to those who teach or intend to teach kindergarten.
Despite these minor inconveniences practicing kindergarten teacher's Web pages are the primary resource for kindergarten teachers because of the quality and relevance of the content found on these sites.
Kindergarten Topics - kindergarten related topics for curriculum; lesson plans; thematic units; literature units; literacy and developmental centers; classroom organization, management and practice; education research and theory; etc.
www.lib.csufresno.edu /subjectresources/curriculumjuvenile/kindergarten   (6177 words)

  
 Resources, Lesson Plans and Activities for KINDERGARTENS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Time will be allotted to the exploration of sample kindergarten schedules, worksheet ideas, center ideas, balanced literacy and 4 blocks resources, home/school connections.
Kindergarten Rubrics - In writing and science..can be modified and adapted
World of Kindergartens - A to Z Themes.
www.kn.pacbell.com /wired/fil/pages/listkindersu.html   (1907 words)

  
 Kindergarten   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Collegiate’s Kindergarten Program offers parents an opportunity to select either a morning half-day program or a full day program, depending upon the developmental needs of their child.
Both classes are built on the core curriculum which includes instruction in language arts and mathematical concepts as well as enrichment, activities.
Parents may choose either a full day or a half day according to the developmental needs of their child and their family’s schedule.
www.loucol.com /sch_lower/kinder.htm   (97 words)

  
 Kindergarten Home Page
The lesson plans listed under "Kindergarten", are specifically early childhood lessons.
The plans in the "Elementary Lesson Plans" are appropriate for a range of ages, including but not limited to Kindergarten.
In "Strategies and Resources" you will find a variety of information that would be useful for teachers of any grade, as well as items of particular interest to Kindergarten teachers specifically.
www.hpedsb.on.ca /ec/est/kprog   (126 words)

  
 Bridges4Kids Review: The Giant Encyclopedia of Kindergarten Activities
In a nationwide contest, teachers submitted their favorite activities and the best of the best are included in this giant resource.
You'll find everything you need to keep your kindergarten classes engaged and learning for years to come.
Part of a new series, this 640-page, Kindergarten-focused activity book is one of the most complete and organized compilations that I've reviewed to date.
www.earlychildhoodmichigan.org /articles/6-04/GryphonHouse6-21-04.htm   (417 words)

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