ERIC Number: EJ884634
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
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The Kindergarten Child: What Teachers and Administrators Need to Know to Promote Academic Success in All Children
Ray, Katherine; Smith, Maureen C.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v38 n1 p5-18 Jun 2010
This article describes kindergarten from the perspective of the whole child. Specifically, it reviews current research on best practices to improve children's math and language arts competencies, memory skills, and the role of kindergarten in beginning science. It also describes the social experiences children have in kindergarten with respect to their academic success. Similarly, it reviews the impact of emotional competence on school success. This article then reviews research describing three major influences on children's kindergarten adaptation and success (i.e., transition, parental involvement, retention). The article concludes with a discussion of full-day kindergarten programs and their potential for improving the chances of all kindergarten children, especially low-income and ethnic minority children, for success in school.
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Parent Participation, Minority Group Children, Kindergarten, Academic Achievement, Competence, Emotional Development, Literature Reviews, Parent Influence, Grade Repetition, At Risk Students, Low Income Groups, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Language Arts, Science Achievement, Memory, Social Influences, Transitional Programs
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
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