It is important for kindergarten children to have expectations appropriate for their physical, emotional and intellectual capabilities. Learning goals should align with the kindergarten teacher’s goals to support a successful school experience.
From birth to the first day of kindergarten, parents, teachers and community leaders should be thinking about how to prepare children for school. Their early home and community environments should support learning and development.
Specific academic skills often thought to be prerequisites for school success can easily be learned by children whose needs in the following five areas have been met: