Many parents begin thinking about whether or not they should enroll their child in preschool once their child reaches the age of four or five. While the decision is ultimately based on your own personal preferences, pre-kindergarten can offer your child a number of advantages. Continue reading to learn more.
Gives Children a Head Start
Preschool will cover many of the same topics your child will learn about in kindergarten. However, the timing of the learning process itself will be slightly different. This means that enrolling your child in a pre-k, or pre-kindergarten program, is a great way to give them a head start and familiarize them with the educational process, increasing the likelihood of success in the future.
Language Development and Literacy
An accredited preschool will provide your child with the tools they need to begin developing their language and literacy skills. Even simple tasks such as finger-painting, drawing pictures, or listening to a storybook can help boost your child’s brain activity and get them excited about the learning process.
One of the biggest benefits of preschool is that it gives your child the opportunity to socialize with children their own age. Socialization will not only help your child learn how to interact appropriately with others, but can also help reduce shyness and the effects of child-parent separation. This is especially important for only-children who have had little-to-no social interaction and are unsure of how to communicate with others.
Studies have shown that children who participate in preschool educational programs have much higher education levels, incomes, and socioeconomic statuses than those who do not attend pre-k. Additionally, research shows that children who are enrolled in a pre-kindergarten program are less likely to become involved in criminal activities or use drugs later in life.
Whether you are looking for a daycare center or are interested in enrolling your child in pre-kindergarten, the teachers and staff members with A Child's World can help. Give our Early Age Education and Child Care Centers in Doylestown a call at (215) 348-7200 for more information about our curriculum.