Kindergarten Program

What is the role of the kindergarten teacher?

The teacher’s role is to:

  • ensure that the first year of school is a positive experience for children
  • create a positive learning experience
  • nurture individual children’s development
  • identify the stage of development of each child in the following areas:
  1. physical
  2. emotional
  3. social
  4. intellectual
  5. language
  • identify the particular factors, which will affect the growth and development of the individual child.
  • set realistic long and short term teaching/learning objectives based on information gathered about individual children.
  • create links between individual children’s previous experiences and the learning program.
  • plan and implement a teaching program which will develop each child’s knowledge, skills and attitudes in all areas of his/her development and which can be seen as part of an on-going process, building on previous experiences and preparing the child for future learning.
  • inform parents/carers about the learning process and about their children’s progress at school.
  • involve parents/carers in the learning process.