Graduating from pre-k is a significant milestone for children and their families. It marks the end of an important phase of early childhood education and the beginning of a new one. In this blog post, we will explore what to expect after your student graduates from pre-k.
- Kindergarten: After graduating from pre-k, your child will begin kindergarten, which is the first year of formal schooling. Kindergarten is a time for children to continue to develop their cognitive, social, and emotional skills, and to learn the basics of reading, writing, and math.
- Increased academic demands: Kindergarten curriculum is more structured than pre-k, and there may be more homework assignments and assessments to help children to develop their skills.
- Social development: Kindergarten is an excellent opportunity for children to continue to develop their social skills. Children will learn to work in groups, to share, to take turns, and to make new friends.
- Emotional development: Kindergarten is a big step for children, and it can be stressful. It also can be a great opportunity for children to learn how to express their emotions, to cope with new challenges and to develop self-confidence.
- Independence: Kindergarten is a time when children begin to become more independent. They will learn to dress themselves, to take care of their personal hygiene, and to follow routines.
- Communication skills: Children will continue to develop their language and communication skills as they learn to read and write.
In conclusion, graduating from pre-k is a significant milestone for children and their families. Kindergarten is an exciting time for children as they continue to develop their cognitive, social, and emotional skills, and learn the basics of reading, writing, and math. Expecting more academic demands, social development, emotional development, independence, communication skills, extended school hours and parent involvement will prepare you for this phase of development.