The importance of early childhood education can’t be stressed enough. Preschool is what sets the path for your child’s academic success. The aim of preschool (pre- kindergarten) should be to prepare your child for kindergarten, future learning, and to facilitate the growth and development of important skills.
It can be considered as the foundation to your child’s future, which is why it is very important to enroll your child in a good one that will provide your child with the correct building blocks for their future, in a safe and nurturing environment. Some parents don’t put a large importance on the type of preschool their children are enrolled in, but it is vital to understand that a good preschool is not just a place for fun and games, it’s also a place where your child learns and grows.
Skills That Your Child Can Learn at A Good Preschool
Preschoolers are at an age where their minds can be compared to sponges, where they ‘soak’ up the information that they are given or they see. A good preschool will have a curriculum that is comprised of exercises/tasks that will allow your child to learn a variety of things that will help them develop their physical, mental and social skills. Some of these skills include:
Numbers & Math Skills
Here your child will be taught how to count and the foundations of mathematics.
Identifying shapes will be taught to your child. Shapes are very important in the geometry they will learn in the future. Shapes are used for pre-math learning.
Your child will learn the names of colors, which helps their language development. The ability to distinguish between different colors will also help in their creativity.
In preschool, children learn the letters of the alphabet and their corresponding sounds so that they can form words.
Fine & Gross Motor Skills
Motor skill development is very crucial at preschooler age, so a good pre-school will have activities that will develop their finger strength, grip as well as co-ordination.
Learning Through Discovery & Observation
Your child learns to observe, navigate and describe the environment around them.
Although there usually is a traditional approach to a preschool curriculum, a good preschool will use a traditional approach as well as the idea of interactive learning. Many preschools encourage interactive learning and effectively integrated it into their teaching style by using new innovative teaching tools or methods like BEAM. BEAM is a device used in educational facilities that allow children to engage with their environment through a state-of-the-art projection screen that has motion sensors.
Advantages of A Good Preschool
As your child grows, they need a space, outside of their home, where they are encouraged to learn and get used to an educational environment. There are many advantages to your child attending preschool, namely:
- Improved Emotional & Social Skills
- Increased Cognitive Ability
- Improved Attention Span
- Smooth Transition to Kindergarten
- Enthusiasm for Learning
- Language & Literacy
As a parent, you always want the best for your child, ensuring that they receive a good educational foundation that gives them a head start to a successful future is part of that. Providence Children’s Academy, is family owned and operated and this is reflected in how the school is run. We offer a safe and caring environment that will allow your child to excel in many key life areas, and so much more. So, call us today at (954) 570-6914 to secure a bright future for your child!