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ERIC Number: ED500284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Come as You Are: Kindergarten for Nebraska's Children. Revised
Nebraska Department of Education
The information in this booklet is intended to respond to common questions and concerns heard from parents of about-to-be kindergartners. It is based on research about the growth, development, and learning of young children and about the kinds of learning experiences that are most likely to promote their success in school and beyond. Topics include: (1) Age at which a child may enter kindergarten; (2) Early entrance; (3) Late entrance; (4) Characteristics of a good kindergarten program; (6) Early Literacy; (7) Play and Learning; (8) Pre-kindergarten screening; (9) School Readiness; (10) Pre-school and Kindergarten; (11) Retention in Kindergarten; and (12) Full-Day Kindergarten. The report concludes that today's kindergarten should provide an educational setting for five-year-olds to collect a rich store of experiences, build healthy self-concepts based upon a growing understanding of themselves and of their abilities, begin to understand how to resolve conflict between self and others; and form attitudes about school and learning that will encourage further learning. When a sound kindergarten program is followed by an equally sound early elementary program, learning problems are lessened, retentions disappear, and enthusiastic students result. Resources for additional reading are included. [For previous edition, see ED299030.]
Nebraska Department of Education. P.O. Box 94987, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509. Tel: 402-471-2295; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska