Tuesday, November 06, 2012

President of Society for Kindergarten Kalculus speaks out

Stop treating 3 year-olds like children
Sent to St. Louis-Post Dispatch, November 6, 2012

Pre-kindergarten testing (screening) is a step in the right direction: We must “get children prepared to learn” as early as possible and get them ready not just for kindergarten but also for pre-school (“Pre-kindergarten screening step toward child's success,” Nov. 6).
The coordinator of the Parents as Teachers program points out that 3-year-olds should know five colors and be able to count to 10.
Let’s insist that this happens and also toughen up pre-school and make sure it includes phonemic awareness and math.
There is no hope for the US is to compete internationally if we continue to treat 3 year-olds like children.

Stephen Krashen
President: Society for Kindergarten Kalculus

Original article: Pre-kindergarten screening step toward child's success
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

1 comment:

  1. Good post An interesting discussion is worth a comment as in this age group children learn quickly and as they grow older they start exploring. kindergarten school