ERIC Number: ED452963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Kindergarten in Alberta: A Handbook for Parents, 2000-2001. Catholic School Version.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Kindergarten marks a new beginning for parents and their children, and presents challenges for parents as their child makes the transition between home and school. This handbook describes what parents can expect from their child's Catholic kindergarten program in Alberta, Canada. The handbook describes how young children learn, how their learning is evaluated, and how parents can be involved in their children's learning. The sections of the handbook discuss: (1) "What are young children like?" focusing on social, physical, intellectual, creative, emotional, and spiritual development; (2) "What do children learn in Kindergarten?" including religious education, English language arts, mathematics, community and environmental awareness, personal and social responsibility, physical skills and well-being, and creative and cultural expression; (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) "How will Kindergarten meet special needs?"; (7) "How will Kindergarten prepare children for first grade?"; and (8) "How can parents be involved?" The handbook concludes with questions parents may want to ask the teacher and a one-page questionnaire requesting feedback on the handbook. (KB)
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 Materials, Parent Participation, Physical Development, Physical Education, Primary Education, Religious Education, School Readiness, Social Development, Special Needs Students, Spiritual Development, Student Adjustment, Student Evaluation, Transitional Programs
Learning Resources Distributing Centre, 12360-142 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5L 4X9. Tel: 780-427-5775; Fax: 780-422-9750; Web site: http://www.lrdc.edc.gov.ab.ca. Handbook may also be found on Web site: http://www.learning.gov.ab.ca.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada