ERIC Number: ED421293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Kindergarten in Alberta: A Handbook for Parents (Catholic School Version). 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 Catholic kindergarten program in Alberta, Canada. It describes how young children learn, how learning is assessed, and how parents can be involved. The first sections of the handbook discuss: (1) "What Are Young Children Like?" exploring social, physical, creative, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual development; and (2) "What Do Children Learn in Kindergarten?" including religious education, language arts, mathematics, community and environmental awareness, personal and social responsibility, physical skills and well-being, and creative and cultural expression. The remaining sections of the handbook discuss: (1) "How do young children learn?"; (2) "What will you see in the kindergarten area?"; (3) "How and why is children's learning assessed in kindergarten?"; (4) "How will the Kindergarten meet students' special needs?"; (5) "How will the kindergarten program help prepare children for Grade 1?"; and (6) "How can parents be involved?" The handbook concludes with questions parent may want to ask the teacher and a one-page questionnaire asking for feedback about the handbook. (HTH)
Descriptors: Art Education, Catholic Schools, Child Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Curriculum, Emotional Development, Foreign Countries, Intellectual Development, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Language Arts, Mathematics, Parent Participation, Physical Development, Physical Education, Primary Education, Religious Education, School Readiness, Social Development, Special Needs Students, Student Evaluation, Transitional Programs
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada