We all know that preschool is valuable to the social and emotional development of our kids. But sometimes we forget just how valuable it actually is. First of all, bear in mind that there is a difference between a child care center and a preschool. Child care centers tend to be an option for working parents as a place to have their children looked after during the day. Preschool, on the other hand, is geared towards educational classes.
Preschool is also critically important because it offers an opportunity for kids to socialize. This gives them a chance to meet other kids the same age, learn how to share and start becoming comfortable with group dynamics. Additionally, kids start to learn how to be students. Music and exercise programs certainly have value, but in a preschool environment the kids begin to learn how to raise their hands, take turns and share the attention of the teacher. On top of that, kids can learn how to separate from Mom or Dad. Once they have these solid social and behavioral management skills, their transition to kindergarten will be smoother.
While you have preschool options in Port St. Lucie, consider the Ivy League Preschool Academy. We understand the challenge of creating a curriculum that’s fresh, developmentally appropriate and inspiring to your children. There’s often customized plans and enrollment specials, and we make sure students are fully prepared for their future schooling. Contact us today!