Mayor-Elect Bill De Blasio is beginning to line up support
in the New York Legislature behind the idea of
having pre-kindergarten in the NYC Public Schools.
The idea involves getting 4 year old children into
formal programs which teach them the fundamentals of
language acquisition and elemental counting systems.
The Tulsa, Oklahoma school systems have had an excellent
experience with pre-kindergarten according to early
testing. Other municipalities are on target to follow suit.
Expected benefits are considerable. First, students can get
an earlier introduction to ELA and Math. This early introduction
serves as a reinforcement learning experience for kindergarten
and the first grade. In addition, parents get earlier relief by
having their 4 year old children occupied gainfully while
parents either work or have a temporary respite to do routine
chores while the children are in school.
Everyone benefits. Children are placed in a learning environment
earlier. Kindergarten and first grade teachers get a headstart
because the children that come to them will have had an earlier
beginning on formal schooling. Parents benefit by having their
children in school longer. In short, the program is a win-win
situation for everyone.
Readers can find out more about the pre-kindergarten program by
Go to Amazon/Kindle and download the book. It's free tonight
and tomorrow (Dec.3, 2013 and December 4, 2013)