Bill Gates Sr. once said, “The first five years have so much to do with how the next 80 turns out.”
Indeed. Your child’s preschool age could be the most important phase of her life, as it lays the foundation for her education, as well as her holistic development. And going by Gates’s words, choosing a perfect preschool for you child will play a pivotal role in determining her future aptitude.
If you are sceptical about why a preschool is so important, read this. “At preschool, they become exposed to numbers, letters, and shapes. And, more important, they learn how to socialize - get along with other children, share, contribute to circle time," says an article in Parents. In addition, preschool will teach your child many practically important things too, like tying shoe laces and cleaning up after themselves.
Now, picking the right preschool for your child could be a daunting task, especially if you are a new parent. An article in Today lists down the things you should look for in an ideal preschool:
- ABC's, 123's - early years are the time to start
- Play time every day (imaginative, physical)
- Children should have choice of some activities
- Teachers interact positively with children
- Alignment with your home values
A quality early childhood education can provide your child with cognitive, behavioural and social skills they cannot learn at home. Know more about the importance of preschool and how to pick the right one through this ClipBook.
Why is preschool so important? The answer is obvious: The young mind is wonderfully malleable, able to develop new habits with relative ease. Furthermore, the benefits of preschool are not equally distributed. Rather, they seem to be particularly ...
Childhood experts agree: Attending a high-quality program prepares kids for kindergarten and beyond. But finding the best option for your child takes time and research. To get you started, we've answered your biggest questions.
What preschool education skills are important for a youngster to learn and do they necessarily help a child to be more prepared to enter kindergarten? Does being in a preschool education program promote school readiness?
Are you wondering what type of preschool is right for your child? Read on to find out the difference between a Montessori and a Waldorf school, for instance, and to pinpoint an early education philosophy that will best suit your child.
In this video, Dr Denise Cora-Bramble, MD, MBA, talks about how preschool helps the toddler mind and body develop. Every exercise and activity has a significant role to play in their developmental. Denise also stresses the importance of the right ...
Larry Schweinhart, an early childhood program researcher and speaker for policy makers, educators, and advocates throughout the US and around the world, talks about the return on investment in high-quality preschool.
Recent studies have shown that children with a quality preschool education do better in school, get higher paying jobs, and are less likely to do drugs or commit crimes than children who don't attend Pre-K.
Early childhood is acknowledged as the most crucial period in a person's life when the rate of development is very high and foundations are laid for cumulative lifelong learning and human development.