The difference between preschool and kindergarten is in the form of education they offer. Now, if you are a parent, you realize how difficult it has become for kids to compete with others in school, and later kindergarten age in life to be successful in general. Gone are the times when parents did not even remember the class their kids were studying in, let alone bother with best of schools.
With passage of time and increasing population, competition started at a very early stage, when it was time to get admission for your kid in a respected school. If your child was average and could not compete with bright boys, you had no option but to get him admitted to inferior school. Kindergarten is a German word that literally means children’s garden and is used to refer to the first classroom experience that a child gets in a school when he starts on his journey of formal education. Though, considered as the first step in formal education, the atmosphere in kindergarten is kept less formal than in higher classes of a school and there is no pressure on kids. What is the difference between Preschool and Kindergarten? The atmosphere in a preschool is all play and very casual, whereas kindergarten is a child’s first experience towards formal education. Since preschool does not have academic goals as much as kindergarten, a preschool is sometimes held only once a week.
Some preschools are held multiple days a week. However, a kindergarten is held regularly as it is more formal than a preschool. However, kindergarten is mandatory for every child. As you can see, both preschool and kindergarten are important in shaping the future of a child.