ERIC Number: ED227601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
School Begins with Kindergarten: A Resource Book for Principals.
Cowles, Millie; And Others
To help primary and elementary school principals in South Carolina, this short manual identifies aspects to be considered when developing a kindergarten program. Part 1 discusses the reasons for having kindergartens, lists the skills to be developed in kindergarten (including motor, personal-social, perceptual, auditory, visual, memory, and problem-solving development), and notes the place of kindergarten in the total school curriculum. Part 2 covers the kindergarten curriculum and the principal's role in relation to it, while part 3 elaborates on the principal's administrative role in the kindergarten program and the principal's interpretation of the program to the school community, parents, and the larger community. In part 4, parent-principal relations are examined more closely and specific activities are suggested to help the principal enhance parents' relationship with the school. Part 5 describes the State plan for kindergarten, including the outcomes desired and general requirements for kindergarten materials, schedules, staff, transportation, enrollment, evaluation, parent communications, food service, and library resources. A brief bibliography of resources is appended. (RW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
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