Kindergarten Law and Legal Definition
Kindergarten is a German term that means children’s garden. It is a form of education for young children that serves as a transition from home to the commencement of more formal schooling. Children are taught to develop basic skills through creative play and social interaction. In the U.S., kindergarten is a formal form of education. Usually, children attend kindergarten around age 5 or 6. Kindergarten is considered the first year of formal education, although the child may have gone to preschool. However, it is not mandatory that children should be sent to kindergarten. “High/Scope Learning” is the type of learning that is adopted in many kindergartens in the U.S. It is an interactive for of learning style. Through this method a child learns to take responsibility for their learning.