Why mixed ages?

Posted by on February 16th, 2012 in Comments Disabled

Research on mixed groupings in early childhood environments reports that mixed age grouping allows children to work more cooperatively, have opportunities for leadership and learn from peers. Opportunities to interact with a variety of ages help children solidify what they are learning because they are teaching it to each other. It is simply more like a family! For more information about the benefits of mixed age classrooms, please read this publication, The Benefits of Mixed-Age Grouping by Lillian Katz.