ERIC Number: ED248984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Questions Parents Ask about Kindergarten.
Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.
Twenty-one questions parents may ask about kindergarten are answered in this booklet. Generally, the content aims to clarify the purpose and scope of kindergarten. Several questions have to do with entering a child in kindergarten: the required age, necessary information, attendance regulations, length of school day and screening tests. Questions regarding philosophy and content include the following: (1) Why should my child attend kindergarten? (2) What will my child be taught? (3) What is the kindergarten teacher's responsibility concerning reading? (4) What do you do for the child who comes to kindergarten able to read? (5) Will my child learn to write in kindergarten? Other questions have to do with classrooms, materials and teacher aides. Sample parental concerns reflected in the remaining questions include: (1) How will I know my child is getting along at school? (2) Will my child be wasting his time in kindergarten? (3) Why does my child reply "play" when I ask what she did in school? (4) How can I be more involved in my child's education? (5) Should I just stop by to see the teacher? (6) What can parents do to help their children in this program? and (7) Should my child repeat the kindergarten year? (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.