The importance of Early Learning in Preschool

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The early learning years in your child’s life are very important and much can be done to set them up for future success. Their young minds are so eager to learn, ask questions, explore and play. Being in a group setting teaches these young minds to problem solve, learn social skills, take turns with others and learn to do tasks for themselves.

Preschool is more than just learning the alphabet and how to count. We learn how to grow our imaginations by playing with friends. We learn pre-reading and listening skills by having story time. Teaching math skills by sorting objects, playing games and exploring manipulatives. Messy projects allow the students to use their minds to create one of a kind works of art. Snack and lunch teaches them how to use manners and clean up after themselves. Even recess is valuable in teaching your child social skills and cooperative/fair play in groups.

Each minute of every day in the preschool setting is filled with teachable moments. It’s amazing to see the look on a child’s face when something new is learned or discovered. Even if it doesn’t involve the alphabet or numbers, a new life skill or career could be discovered by your child in preschool. Your child, having the opportunity to experience dramatic play with friends, could lead him to want to be the next doctor, teacher, scientist or astronaut!

We have always incorporated multiple teaching and learning styles for our students at Brookridge Day School. What works for one may not work for the other, and we try to reach each student in the best way possible. We know that success starts at a very young age…and we don’t take that responsibility lightly! Thank you for sharing your precious children with us!

*image courtesy of patricia m / flickr creative commons

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