ERIC Number: ED421282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Kindergarten in Alberta: A Handbook for Parents, 1998. (Second Edition)
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Kindergarten marks a new beginning for parent and child, and presents challenges for parents as their child makes the transition from home to school. This handbook provides a description of what parents can expect of their child's kindergarten program in Alberta, Canada. It describes how young children learn, how learning is assessed, and how parents can be involved. Sections include: (1) "What are young children like?"; (2) "What do children learn in Kindergarten?"; (3) "How do young children learn?"; (4) "What will you see in the Kindergarten area?"; (5) "How and why is children's learning assessed in Kindergarten?"; (6) "Some children have special needs. How will the Kindergarten program meet these needs?"; (7) "How will the Kindergarten program help prepare children for Grade 1?"; (8) "How can parents be involved?"; and (9) "Questions parents may want to ask the teacher." The handbook concludes with a one-page questionnaire asking for feedback on the handbook. (LPP)
Descriptors: Art Education, Child Development, Classroom Environment, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Curriculum, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 1, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Language Arts, Mathematics, Parent Participation, Physical Education, Primary Education, School Readiness, Social Responsibility, Special Needs Students, Student Evaluation, Transitional Programs, Young Children
Learning Resources Distributing Centre, 12360-142 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T5L 4X9; phone: 403-427-5775; World Wide Web: http://ednet.edc.gov.ab.ca
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada