Young children's brains are developing rapidly, and each experience leaves its mark on their mental pathways. According to developmental psychologist John W. Santrock, children experience rapid growth of their frontal lobes between the ages of three and six.
This is the area of the brain that affects organization, planning and maintaining attention. Attending kindergarten helps students learn how to learn, how to focus on activities and how to make connections.
Kindergarten also affects early behavioural and social development; a good kindergarten class can help students to thrive in their early development.