Benefits of Kindergarten
The skills and knowledge learned in kindergarten leads to increased school success, healthier relationships and improved emotional wellness.
Kindergarten also provides early and strong foundations for literacy and math. These foundations are the most significant predictors of future academic achievement. Similarly, children who attended high-quality kindergarten programs are less likely to be retained a grade and are more likely to graduate from high school.
Additional benefits of kindergarten include:
Learning safe risk-taking, which develops confidence and independence
Becoming part of a team and learning to problem solve
Fine-tuning their executive functioning skills such as: self-control, regulating emotions, memory, cognitive flexibility, organization, self-reflection, and focus
Making connections and friendships
Exploring curiosities and expand personal experiences which provides context for future learning