postheadericon The Importance of the Kindergarten Year

When a child transfers from Montessori to a new kindergarten, whether in a public or private environment, she spends the first few months adjusting to a new class, a new teacher, and a whole new system with different expectations. This, along with the fact that most kindergartens have a much lower set of expectations for five-year-olds than most Montessori programs, severely cuts into the learning that could occur during this crucial year.

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Last Updated (Wednesday, 21 July 2010 13:04)