Graduation ceremonies are a growing phenomenon in UAE nurseries. Graduation ceremonies are celebrated at the end of the school year when the children leave the nursery. It may sound a bit funny or strange to some people, celebrating a graduation ceremony at the age of 3 what are we celebrating?
Nursery graduation is an exciting milestone for children, so why not celebrate? Many nurseries, kindergartens, and other pre-school institutions in the UAE offer graduation ceremonies for three four and five years old children who are about to leave the nursery. This ceremony is celebrated in the honor of the time the children had spent together in the nursery. During their time in the nursery, children grow and learn so much together; we should not let their last day at nursery just come and go as if it isn’t significant. We should make the children and their parents feel that their time in the nursery was precious. Graduation ceremonies help children to celebrate the closing of their pre-school years and the beginning of new experiences to come. As the children are moving on to the new discoveries and accomplishments and they take with them the many experiences they have had in the nursery, so it’s all worth celebrating…
We have asked many parents about their feelings on this special day. Parents are really excited for the big day and they said only the parents can feel this excitement. This excitement keeps growing as the graduation day comes closer. At the time of their children’s graduation:
- Parents feel a sense of pride and it makes them excited that their children are growing so fast. They are happy seeing their children successfully finishing pre-school years and moving forward.
- Parents are also overwhelmed with emotions knowing the fact that the pre-school phase of their child’s life is now over.
- Parents are eager to watch their child with all their little friends which they had made in the nursery. They get a chance to see their child performing in the cute graduation outfits and capture the memories making photos or videos.
How we celebrate Graduation ceremony at Little Pandas ELC:
At Little Pandas ELC, we celebrated graduation day yesterday. We spent many weeks practicing what the children will be doing on the big day. The ‘speeches’ were sent home for children to practice and learn with their parents. Hence it becomes truly a family affair!! All our graduates get dressed up in their graduation robes. They stand on the stage facing their parents this in itself requires courage and lots of self-confidence. There are those children that thrive on being on stage and demonstrate their skills with ease, whereas others may become overwhelmed by the number of strange faces looking at them. With all the singing in English, Arabic and French complete and speeches made, the certificates are distributed signaling the end of a day that goes down in the personal history of your child and a milestone for the whole family.