My son's graduation from nursery school

My son graduated from nursery school yesterday.  Hard to believe but it's true. It was a nice day and very cute to see -- my son was acknowledged as the best cashier in the nursery school.  I was proud.

I don't recall "graduating" from nursery school. In fact, "graduation" only  applied to high school and college when I was growing up.   What's up with all the new "graduations" and levels in today's elementary education?  On the one hand, I guess this is a good thing -- the kid feels acknowledged for the life steps thier taking. On the other hand, it undermines the real graduations that occur in life.