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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. My name is Zehra, and my family is from Istanbul, Turkey. I grew up with the name yapbozanaokulu to understand early childhood education, and since I want to be a teacher, I decided to post my ideas on this blog. I hope that you enjoy it. I love children!

I want to start by telling some of the history of Kindergarten and early childhood education. It really seems strange in this age of science and technology for large groups of politicians to denigrate education. They even go so far as to cut government spending on education and especially early childhood learning, like nursery schools and kindergartens. Meanwhile, thousands of studies done over many decades have shown that children that enter the educational world at a younger age do better throughout school and have a statistically better chance of completing college and getting a better job. The facts show that, as a society, all children would benefit from a better education and that would start at a young age.

Kindergarten Is Where Kids Learn To Learn

The word is German and directly translated means “A garden for children” or a place to help raise them to be the best they can be. It is not a required level of school in many states or districts so parents need to research the local kindergartens and enroll their children in the best possible school.

The basic curriculum is very simple, teaching kids how to learn, cooperate together, play together, sing, and follow instructions. Kids spend their time drawing, painting, learning to interact, leaning colors, shapes, sizes, textures, different animals and plants. All important information but most importantly, kids learn to learn. This is the first time many of them have had to sit quietly and pay attention, be on a schedule, and share toys.

The Germans Created Kindergarten To Transition Children Into School

Originally in the history of kindergarten it was to help kids who’s parents both worked and assist their children in adapting to the school environment. The idea soon spread throughout Europe and then the rest of the world. The same word is used in several different languages for the early schooling of children.

In 1819, England, an infant school system was put together by Samuel Wilderspoon based on the German kindergarten principles. It was an education curriculum that used play to introduce many concepts like colors, shapes, and numbers. It enabled children to learn while singing and playing games so they wouldn’t become bored and disruptive. He even invented the playground that became an integral part of all of his schools that he eventually opened throughout England.

In The US, Elizabeth Peabody Opened The Very First Kindergarten

In 1860 Mrs. Peabody opened the first kindergarten in the US that spoke English, there had been others that spoke only German but weren’t widely attended because of the language. It wasn’t until 1873 that the first publicly financed kindergarten was opened in St. Louis, Missouri that was free for students to attend. Now, there are kindergartens in almost all countries of the world based on the same principles established in Germany and England in the 1800s.

If you’re planning on sending your child to a local kindergarten, you should take the time to do a little research. Go online and read the reviews written by the parents of children that have already attended. Find out what their focus is, what kinds of credentials the teachers have, and if everyone on-site has had an adequate background check as well. Then, the next step is to attend a few classes in person to see if which of the schools you feel most comfortable sending you little loved one to for their first school experience.