Just a reminder to all parents who may not be aware of the change in age requirements for new students enrolled in Pre-KG (for CBSE schools), according to the UAE Ministry of Education Resolution no (24). For CBSE schools this begins in the 2022-23 Academic Year, children enrolling in Pre-KG starting in April must be three years old on or before March 31 of that year. Children enrolling in KG1 in schools starting in April must be four years old on or before March 31. Similarly, children enrolling in KG2 in schools starting in April must be five years old on or before March 31.
|Pre-KG||3 years old by March 31|
|KG1||4 years old by March 31|
|KG2||5 years old by March 31|
|Grade 1||6 years old by March 31|
For parents of children aged between 3 to 6 years, it’s time to take a timely decision that can save your child a year of schooling and getting enrolment in the year they are eligible. Springdales School, Dubai is open for admissions and we are adding to our waiting lists to guarantee access to the 2022-23 Academic year.
Pre-KG is not just the preliminary exposure to school days that introduce a child to the world of education but it makes learning worthwhile. Pre-KG is not just child’s play! In this foundational year children nurture the sense of wonder as they get a feel of what school is about while enhancing their physical, intellectual and social/emotional development. In short, it’s the commencement of lifelong learning.
Recent brain research indicates that the most fundamental and essential years in a child’s development are birth to age five. A three-year-old child has a vocabulary of approximately 1,000 words whereas there is a phenomenal increase to 10,000 words in vocabulary of a 5-year-old child. In Pre KG children learn to nurture their linguistic skills by talking, asking questions, conversing with peers and being exposed to the world of books and stories.
While some parents have had reservations about the importance of pre-KG education, some others have been naive about the benefits. As educators, we have always known children enrolled in Pre-KG have a smoother transition into kindergarten as they adapt comfortably at their own pace into the school environment. Hence, they are more willing, receptive and quick to learn which has a very positive impact on their academic performance and progress throughout the school years.
So, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone/WhatsApp +971 55872 9599 to make sure your child is enrolled before the cut-off date and book a time to come and tour our beautiful facilities or just to get a feel for the school.
Dr. Brian Gray