Qatar to introduce pre-kindergarten level to public schools – Doha News

Qatar is set to introduce a pre-kindergarten level within its public kindergarten systems for the first time, an official announcement.

The move is expected to be made starting from the upcoming academic year in August, Maha Al Ruwaili, Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Affairs at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education told state-run Qatar News Agency.

It comes after the ministry picked four schools to test the application of the project, which is distributed to several areas based on specific regulations and criteria, she said.

Preparations have been made for the MoEHE to accept the first group of kids for this initial pilot phase at fourth kindergartens, according to Maryam Al Buainain, director of the MoEHE’s Early Education Department.

Al Manar Model Kindergarten for Boys in Ar-Rayyan, Abu Hanifa Kindergarten for Boys in the Doha Municipality, Kindergarten Zekreet Independent Primary Girls, and Al Khwarizmi Kindergarten for Girls have been named as the four test grounds.

Al Buainain emphasized that the selection of these kindergartens was based on precise criteria for population density, gender, and the proportion of children, which guarantees a positive experience and meets the actual demand during the initial pilot stage.

“Each academic class accommodates 16 students only,

Humble, Texas kindergarten teacher caught giving melatonin gummies to students in special education class

HUMBLE, Texas — A kindergarten teacher in Humble, Texas was caught slipping melatonin gummies to students in a special education class.

A parent of one of the students who was given melatonin told ABC Houston affiliate KTRK the principal called her to tell her what happened.

The mother, who doesn’t want her name used, says her 5-year-old son is nonverbal, and this is her worst nightmare: something happened at school, and her son is unable to communicate.

She said her son’s teacher had called him before asking for advice on how to calm him down.

“She called me a few times asking, ‘What do you do at home? What do you suggest to calm him down?’ He’s very active, and we sometimes have a hard time getting him to focus back on the task at hand,” she said.

The mother said the teacher even asked if her son liked gummies and took gummy vitamins, but she didn’t think much of the comment until now.

“We noticed on three different occasions when he came home he was completely lethargic, stumbling to get off the bus. It’s a breach of trust,” she said.

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