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The early years of a child’s life are crucial to their development because they grow at a fast rate cognitively. It is during this stage that they begin to build the social and emotional skills that are essential to a productive and successful life. Private preschools provide the nurturing environment young children need to reach their full potential. Here are five benefits of enrolling children in preschool.
1. Small Class Sizes
Small class sizes ensure your little one receives the individual attention they need to blossom. Additionally, it allows the teacher to identify the strengths and areas where each student might need support or reinforcement. Small class sizes are also great as they allow time and space for children develop good relationships with adults and peers in the group.
2. Development of Social Skills
Children develop social skills when they are surrounded by other children. Interacting with other children allows them develop important skills such as sharing, turn-taking, conflict-resolution among others. Small classes found in private preschools allow teachers to work in small groups and support children as they develop those skills.
3. High-Quality Education
Private preschools remain well-known for their high-quality education. These schools use an evidence-based curriculum and require educators to be professional and knowledgeable in the early education field to ensure children meet the necessary milestones. Many private preschools also teach arts or foreign languages giving children additional language exposure early in life.
4. Parental Involvement
Private preschools frequently promote active parental engagement, emphasizing the importance of parents’ involvement in their child’s education. As a parent, you may be presented with opportunities to volunteer and attend various school events, leading to a sense of connection with the school staff. This dynamic fosters a warm, nurturing atmosphere for all members of the school community.
5. Nurturing Environment
Private schools strive to teach and educate children through a positive approach and nurturing environments. Instead of resorting to ‘time out’ or negative discipline, teachers invest time in getting to know children, understand their needs and address challenges through a constructive approach. A nurturing environment can also foster a genuine love for learning. When children associate learning with positive experiences and caring adults, they are more likely to develop a lifelong passion for education.
These are some of the important benefits that children acquire when they attend preschool. According to the United States Census Bureau, private school enrollment for children 3-6 years old dropped 3% between 2019-2021. However, research shows that this is changing now that more parents are learning about the advantages and benefits of quality early education. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us today to schedule a tour of our facility and early education program.