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Are you wondering about whether your child needs to attend an early childhood education program? Starting school during the early years provides multiple benefits and gives your child a positive social and academic head start in life. Let’s take a look at the four main reasons why your child should attend preschool.
Attending preschool gives children the opportunity to interact and engage with others. Through those interactions and with the ongoing support of the classroom teachers, children develop important skills such as sharing, problem resolution, expressing needs and wants through the use of words, etc. Teachers also plan and offer purposeful social-emotional related activities with the intention to support this area of development.
Stronger Knowledge Base
A quality early childhood education program will give your little one the academic foundation they need to prepare them for kindergarten. For example, they’ll learn basic concepts of numbers, letters, shapes, colors, etc. They will also develop important pre-writing skills by carrying out fine motor activities that help stimulate their small muscles. Educators working in quality early childhood education programs are also trained to identify possible developmental delays. This allows the child to receive therapy and/or support services as early as possible.
Improved Emotional Health
Starting school may be difficult for young children because they are required to separate from primary care givers for the first time. Having the opportunity to go through this process in the smaller cozier environments that preschools offer, gives your little ones a greater chance to develop confidence and make this process smoother.
Better Career Options
Here’s a stat that might surprise you: according to NPR, kids who attend preschool are 8% more likely to go to college than those who don’t. While that’s not necessarily a huge increase, it does indicate that there are substantiated benefits to going to preschool.
These benefits make early childhood education programs a great option for any parent who is concerned about their little ones getting the stimulation and support they need to succeed. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us today to learn more about your options here.