The word ‘kindergarten’ originated from German, where kinder means child and Garten mean garden. Kindergarten is an educational method of teaching small kids, which is based on different activities like drawing, singing, dancing, and social interaction. It enables the student to make an efficient transition from home to school and prepares them for a more formal form of schooling.
Nowadays, every parent wants their children to enrol in kindergarten schooling so they can acquire previous knowledge before joining the proper education system. The admission age for the kids ranges from two years and six months to three years and sometimes four years, depending on the school policy. There are two stages to the kindergarten system: lower kindergarten, known as LKG, and upper kindergarten, known as UKG.
In India, the Department of Public Instruction, a government agency, has laid down clear-cut age criteria for pre-nursery and nursery that is kindergarten admissions so that the school and parents do not take advantage of any loopholes and enrol their children at a very young age. There have been many cases where parents want to enrol their children at a very young age considering that they may lose a substantial study year; however, much research shows that they must be inducted at an appropriate age only.
In kindergarten, students are taught about different elements like identifying colours and numbers, writing their names, developing their physical and motor well-being, getting personally, socially, and emotionally involved with people around them, increasing their creative development, and so on.