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A kindergarten (from German Kindergarten , literally "children's garden") is a preschool educational institution for children. The term was created by Friedrich Fröbel for the play and activity institute that he created in 1837 in Bad Blankenburg as a social experience for children for their transition from home to school.
A young girl graduating from preschool.
The Head Start Program is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition , and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. The program's services and resources are designed to foster stable family relationships, enhance children’s physical and emotional well-being, and establish an environment to develop strong cognitive skills. Launched in 1965 [ 1 ] by its creator and first director Jule Sugarman , Head Start was originally conceived as a catch-up summer school program that would teach low-income children in a few weeks what they needed to know to start kindergarten.
Elementary school in Japan An elementary school or primary school is an institution where children receive the first stage of academic learning known as elementary or primary education. Elementary school is the preferred term in some countries, particularly those in North America , where the terms grade school and grammar school are also used. Primary school is the preferred term in the United Kingdom , France , India , Ireland , Pakistan , Bangladesh , Australia , Latin America , Nepal , South Africa , New Zealand , Malaysia and in most publications of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO ). [ 1 ] [ edit ] United Kingdom Elementary school was formerly the name given to publicly funded schools in Great Britain [ citation needed ] which provided a basic standard of education for working class children aged from five to 14, the school leaving age at the time.
Educational Program and Philosophy My educational program and methodology is based on the Socratic Method.
Success for All (SFA) refers to standards-based Comprehensive School Reform curricula for early childhood through middle school , produced by the nonprofit organization Success for All Foundation (SFAF).
Direct instruction in a classroom (CGI by Maximilian Schönherr)
A public university is a university that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government, as opposed to private universities . A national university may or may not be considered a public university, depending on regions.
Results, Rather Than Grades
In formal education , a curriculum ( pron.: / k ə ˈ r ɪ k jʉ l əm / ; plural: curricula / k ə ˈ r ɪ k jʉ l ə / or curriculums ) is the set of courses, and their content, offered at a school or university . As an idea, curriculum came from the Latin word "Currere" which means to run/to proceed , referring to the course of deeds and experiences through which children grow to become mature adults . A curriculum is prescriptive, and is based on a more general syllabus which merely specifies what topics must be understood and to what level to achieve a particular grade or standard. Curriculum has numerous definitions, which can be slightly confusing. In its broadest sense a curriculum may refer to all courses offered at a school. This is particularly true of schools at the university level, where the diversity of a curriculum might be an attractive point to a potential student.
Physical education (often abbreviated Phys. Ed. , P.E. , or PE ) or gymnastics ( gym or gym class ) is an educational course taken during primary and secondary education that encourages psychomotor learning in a play or movement exploration setting to promote health . [ 1 ]
Sport (or, primarily in North America, sports ) is all forms of competitive physical activity which, [ 1 ] through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and provide entertainment to participants. [ 2 ] Hundreds of sports exist, from those requiring only two participants, through to those with hundreds of simultaneous participants, either in teams or competing as individuals.
A complete weight training workout can be performed with a pair of adjustable dumbbells and a set of weight disks (plates).
Swimming is a water based sport governed by the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) .