Before the parents had time to look back, their baby had already grown up, the decree ends - and we have to think about which kindergarten to choose for the child. The comfort of the baby's stay in the kindergarten will depend on this choice, and, therefore, the peace of mind of the mother.
When choosing a kindergarten, many questions arise, for example, about the groups in the kindergarten, their types, number, and also where the child will be distributed.
What groups exist in kindergartens
Parents are concerned about the issue of the distribution of the child in age categories. Therefore, they are interested in what groups there are in kindergarten, is the younger group divided into first and second, or is it the only one?
As a rule, children from 1, 5 to 3 years old are assigned to the first younger group. Children from 3 years old are accepted into the second youngest. If the kindergarten you have chosen accepts children from only two years of age, then the younger group is alone in the kindergarten, without subdivisions.
It is believed that an ordinary kindergarten includes four groups: nursery, junior, middle group and senior. But there are kindergartens where these groups are divided into additional younger groups, which were mentioned above, preparatory groups, where the emphasis is on preparing children for school. There are speech therapy groups, but they, as a rule, are in specialized kindergartens. Such groups are designed to correct certain functions of the child. If there are such units in the kindergarten, then he must have first-class specialists in his field on the staff, which, unfortunately, is not found everywhere.
Distribution of children into groups according to age
Today, in most kindergartens, the optimal division of children into age groups has been made. Groups are formed:
1. nursery - children from 1, 5 to 2 years old;
2. the first youngest - 2-3 years old;
3. the second youngest - 3-4 years old;
4. average - 4-5 years;
5. senior - 5-6 years old;
6. preparatory - 6-7 years.
The distribution of children according to these categories is necessary for the convenience of maintaining statistics, and, most importantly, for improving the quality of the educational process, since children from a similar age category in one team learn skills and abilities more easily.
Short stay group
This group is an additional type of groups in kindergarten. Today you can already hear about such a group. This, of course, is a luxury that is available mainly only in private kindergartens and kindergartens of the elite category.
Groups for part-time kindergarten are needed for those mothers who, for some reason, are not ready to send a child to kindergarten for a full day. In addition, such groups usually consist of only 10-12 children, which adds comfort and confidence to parents.