Politicians and education professionals have been stirring the pot recently when it comes to preschool education. With another school year just a few weeks away, we thought that this would be a good time to take a deeper dive into early childhood education. Here are five little-known facts about preschool:
Preschool can counter crime and high school dropout rates
The earlier a child can get into the school system, the better. Though some parents fail to see the benefits of a preschool education, studies show that children make critical social and cognitive gains during these formative years. According to an article from ThinkProgress, “A child without an early childhood education is 25% more likely to drop out of school, 40% more likely to become a teenage parent, and 70% more likely to be arrested for a violent crime.
Preschool has a better return on investment than the stock market
Let’s revisit that same article from ThinkProgress for a moment. Whereas some politicians are looking for every opportunity to slash funding for early childhood education, studies show that enrolling your child in preschool can be a decision that literally pays off in the long run. In comparison to the average ROI in the stock market of 7%, the estimated ROI for a quality early childhood education comes in at 10%.
Not all early childhood programs are the same
Many parents assume that all early childhood programs are the same across the board. This notion couldn’t be further from the truth! Just as you would do extensive research prior to purchasing a product or service, it’s also important to make an informed decision regarding where to send your child to preschool.
You will find that the best preschools are the ones that challenge and encourage their students. Contrary to popular belief, early childhood educators are not glorified babysitters — they implement a curriculum that’s tailored for each of their students. A well-rounded preschool curriculum is designed to help students develop physically, linguistically, intellectually, socially, and emotionally.
There’s no need to choose between learning and play
Who says that preschool shouldn’t be fun? Early education experts confirm that students develop a more complex vocabulary, improve their problem-solving abilities, and enhance their remembering/recalling skills when they learn through play. This is yet another reason to choose a preschool that provides a well-balanced, unique curriculum.
Preschool sets the foundation for future academic success
Maybe you’re under the impression that whatever your child learns in preschool won’t matter in a few years. Well, studies show that children who attend preschool for two years are more likely to have a leg up on their peers in grade school. This holds true for children from all income levels, not just low-income households.
Register Your Child At Tiny Turtles Preschool Of Jupiter
Now that you have a deeper understanding of early childhood education, it’s time to find the right preschool for your son or daughter. At Tiny Turtles Preschool of Jupiter, our children are always the number one priority. You can count on our teachers to challenge your child, build their self-confidence, and develop a lifelong love of learning.
Our Creative Curriculum is what really sets Tiny Turtles apart from other local preschools. As opposed to implementing a “one-size-fits-all” approach to learning, Tiny Turtles offers units involving computer labs, reading, writing, math, science, physical education, and pretty much everything else your child needs to grow and develop.
See for yourself what makes Tiny Turtles Jupiter’s choice for early childhood education — contact us today to schedule a visit or learn more about the enrollment process.