January 15, 2022

The Kindergarten Bubble

What is the Bubble?

The “kindergarten bubble” is yet another byproduct of the pandemic. Many students did not attend school last year because of the pandemic and some parents are electing to delay the start of kindergarten for their 5-year-olds. Some experts are predicting larger-than-usual numbers of children entering kindergarten this coming school year, with greater disparities in ages and skill levels.

 

 

Even with the bubble, there is no reason to worry. If your child attended a program with a standards-based curriculum, they should be in great shape.

Preschool programs like Kiddie Academy are designed to introduce and facilitate activities that develop the skills needed for kindergarten. For example, the Kiddie Academy Life Essentials® curriculum helps children focus on skills that include writing, math, literacy, building independence, developing fine motor skills, growing social skills, learning to follow directions, and character values. And there are also opportunities to get them involved in educational programs this summer, like our CampVentures® program. This is a great way to narrow some of those learning gaps and get kids back on track with the socialization they may have missed out on during the pandemic.

The truth about kindergarten readiness.

Bubble aside, there are some important things to know regarding kindergarten readiness in general:

 

 

 

 

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