THE CHILD CENTERED KINDERGARTEN
All parents want what is best for their child. But most first-time parents know very little about children or parenting. Learning abou parenting provides growth for parents as well as children. As our children’s first teachers we must provide love and warmth. calm and rhythm, interest and enthusiasm. Our children provide us with new areas of study, work and self-examination as we come up against our shortcomings and the dilemmas our children present us.
We must take into account all aspects of development – physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual – so we and our children can meet the challenges of our changing world and fulfill the purposes of our time.
We are living in a time of transition, a time in which the old patterns of society no longer hold us. Life in our....
Children of any age are learning in every waking moment. Education provided for children at any level simply serves to organize their learning into more well- defined paths, governed by the philosophical orientation of program planners and the quality of the program. Although broad variation in children’s abilities is evident, all children can learn.
Despite societal changes, kindergarten remains a place where children need a quality program in order to achieve their full potential.
Some parents have misconceptions about the goals of the kindergarten program and as a result, they focus on such cursory academic skills as counting and reciting the alphabet. Many people feel comfortable emphasizing such learning because it is easily measured. However, pushing children into academic areas too soon has a negative effect on learning. ........
Madari Kindergarten is friendly, warm, safe, and colourful atmosphere with a great garden.
From: miriam grove
Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:25 AM
When I first came across Madari Kindergarten I walked into the building and knew straight away it was a place, that if I were a child, I would want to go to…… It has a friendly, warm, safe, and colourful atmosphere with a great garden.
We sent our son there when he was just 1.5 years old as we felt it was important for him to socialise. Within the first few days he would ‘cheer and clap’ when the school bus came to pick him up, and he has remained (2 years on) happy there.
Madari has a great mixture of cultural influences, but steeped in tradition, and a strong emphasis on social skills developed by structured play, activities, and music...........