This year we did not get into the municipal kindergarten. Honestly, I was initially misled as to which group would suit us by age. And although it didn’t affect the queue at all, I spent the whole of last year killing a kindergarten, in which there is no nursery group and to which, respectively, we wouldn’t fall into any case. But first things first.
What are the groups
Usually the following groups are formed in municipal gardens:
nursery group – children from 1.5 to 2 years;
1st younger group – children from 2 to 3 years;
2nd younger group – children from 3 to 4 years;
middle group – children 4 and 5 years;
senior group – children 5 and 6 years;
Preparatory group – children 6 and less than 7 years.
How to determine which group the child should go to
In March of this year, I visited our administration to find out our turn in kindergarten. And there they explained to me that because her daughter’s birthday is in November, on September 1 she will not yet be 3 years old, respectively, she falls into the manger by age (from 1 to 5 to 2 years). In other words, you need to look at how much the child will be on September 1, and determine which group he will fall into.
I will give another example. My eldest daughter was born in January. In the 1st junior group, it was determined at the age of 3.7 years. That is, it turns out that with her in the group there were also kids who just turned 3 years old. And my daughter was the oldest in the group.
You can often hear the opinion that if a child gets into a team where children are older than him, then he will reach for them and develop better. I can say, judging by the eldest daughter, the fact that she is older than all the classmates in no way negatively affected her development. On the contrary, she has always been an example to others.
As for the younger daughter, as a result she fell into a commercial kindergarten, where the division into groups is different. In our institution, only two groups: kids (from 1.5 to 2) and older (from 3 to 4). Since up to 4 years rarely anyone stays in this garden, their older group is always smaller than the youngest. Therefore, at first, the manager offered to identify my daughter to the older children. But I refused.
My daughter is a little behind her peers in development. She only began to speak, and in other respects she would rather pull on a 2-year-old baby. Many have said to me that the daughter will go after the older children, but I see a completely different situation. She plays with the little ones in the yard, and the older children are not interested in her. She seems to be drawn to them, but they have their own games and communication. And what development can be in this case?
And what do you think about the accepted division into groups?