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How Preschool Builds Children’s Foundations

With 86% of five-year-olds and 68% of four-year-olds being enrolled in preschool as of 2017, it’s clear that preschool education is an important start to any child’s academic journey. One of the big reasons why many parents appreciate preschool is that it helps build important foundations for children. Let’s explore exactly how that works.

Preschool Teaches Children How to Learn

It’s one thing for children to go to school; it’s another entirely for them to properly learn. Many children begin school without any strategies in place to help them not only gain information but retain it. As such, a lot of children spend time in school that is ultimately pointless, and not truly valuable. Preschool is a great way for children to get used to sitting in class and listening. It helps train them to process new information, rather than letting it go in one ear and out the other.

Preschool Offers Important Social Opportunities

Preschool is one of the first places where children can truly interact with each other. Yes, you may have your young children meet up with the children of other parents that you know. But being in the grouped preschool setting can teach children valuable social skills that are hard to acquire elsewhere. Furthermore, they can become accustomed to being around people other than their immediate family members, and become comfortable with separation from their parents.

Preschool Creates Connections

Many preschools actually have “pipelines” to local private schools. If you’re concerned about your child being accepted into a good school, particularly schools for advanced learners, you should consider preschool. It’s never too early to begin making those connections for your children!

Preschool Instills Basic Skills Early

You don’t want your child to be behind when they enter kindergarten. Even small delays can make a big impact. Preschool offers children the opportunity to start their learning early, giving them a head start and potentially allowing them to become advanced.

Preschool is a valuable opportunity, and shouldn’t be missed. Consider it carefully for your children.