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05 December 2008

Outcome of Preschool

What is the goal of preschool? I have wondered this for a long time. Most of the time I hear parents tell me that kids need to go to preschool so that they will be ready for kindergarten. Yeah - that is a not a reason.

Today, I read a list of goals for preschool for kids aged 3-6 that actually make sense to me. I might have to rethink my idea of preschool. I wonder how many preschool or kindergarten programs in this country can say that they meet these goals?

Desired Outcomes of Pre-school Education

At the end of pre-school education, children will:

  • Know what is right and what is wrong
  • Be willing to share and take turns with others
  • Be able to relate to others
  • Be curious and be able to explore
  • Be able to listen and speak with understanding
  • Be comfortable and happy with themselves
  • Have developed physical co-ordination and healthy habits
  • Love their family, friends, teachers and kindergarten


Lorna said...

We put both our children into pre-school for precisely that crazy reason - to get ready for kindergarten. Oh I so wish I had read this article first:

Lucian Teo said...

Hi, I work at the Ministry of Education in Singapore (where you linked). Thanks so much for your compliments. I will forward what you wrote to them - the preschool unit is a bunch of great folks passionate about educating our young ones.