The decision to enroll your child in preschool is among the most important — but difficult — you’ll make as a parent.
While we completely understand and empathize with parents who struggle to even picture a day without their little ones at home, finding a great preschool is one of the most important things you can do for your child in their early developmental years. In this post, we’ll take a look at five of the most important reasons to enroll your child in preschool.
At Tiny Turtles Preschool of Jupiter, we believe that early childhood education is one of the most important gifts you can give to your child. We offer a number of enriching programs designed to help your child prepare for the future and would love the opportunity to provide you with more information. Get in touch with us to learn more, and read on below to learn more about why you should enroll your child in preschool.
Five Reasons to Consider Preschool for Your Child
Preparation for Kindergarten
As parents ourselves, we know just how strange it is to think about enrolling your child in kindergarten. It seems like a distant event located far in the future, but the reality is that your child’s first day of kindergarten will come much sooner than you think. Kindergarten combines both early academic learning with structured playtime in order to provide your child with a well-rounded experience, and preschool is a great way to introduce them to structured education without forcing them to grow up too fast.
Social and Emotional Development
Preschool-age children are in a critical period of social and emotional development. Preschool provides them with the opportunity to engage with other children their age, as well as with adults with whom they’re unfamiliar. These day-to-day interactions allow children to learn valuable skills such as sharing, communication, conflict resolution, boundaries, and other elements of emotional and social development that they’ll need as they grow older.
Introduction to Structure
Kindergarten and grade school can be a difficult adjustment for some children, and the difficulty is often compounded when children have no prior experience with structured academics. While preschool is structured more from the perspective of instructors than students, the experience provides valuable preparation for the next step in their education.
Your child probably isn’t used to spending a significant amount of time away from home. You’re there for them each and every day and, while it couldn’t be more important to have a caring parent in their life, it’s also important to foster independence and a sense of agency. Preschool is by no means a free-for-all, but it does provide valuable opportunities for children to explore, play, and solve problems without the help of a parent. This, in turn, can build resilience and emotional stability as they grow older.
Curiosity About the World
Young children have powerful imaginations that preschool teachers use as educational tools. In most cases, the point of exercises and structured playtime isn’t to distinguish between right and wrong answers; rather, the point is to encourage children to explore their curiosity about the world and become motivated to learn more about it as they grow older.
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If you would like to learn more about enrolling your child in Tiny Turtles Preschool of Jupiter, reach out to us through our website or call our preschool directly.
We look forward to speaking with you!