At Community Education Research Group, we offer preschool education at all three of our locations including Antioch, Minnesota Avenue, and Good Hope Road. Early childhood education, especially preschool education, is imperative for building the foundation of the whole-child as they begin to navigate their educational journey! So, how and why does it play such a crucial role in their development? Keep reading to learn the benefits of preschool education.
Why is preschool education needed?
When parents and caregivers think of preschool, some think that it’s glorified childcare, but preschool education — especially with us — is taken much more seriously. We implement the Creative Curriculum that aligns with the DC Common Core Early Standards, so you’re child will begin to adapt to the expectations of the school district as they approach kindergarten — the bottom line is that they’ll be more prepared! Our program initiates enthusiasm for lifelong learning through an exciting and fun curriculum. After all, the love for science, reading, nature, and discovery, is rooted in preschool education.
In addition to the learning curriculum, the preschool education program provides so much more!
Socioemotional skills are developed in preschool education
When a child is exposed to a preschool education program, they interact not only with children of the same age, but teachers as well. Socialization is a wonderful benefit of preschool education because the child is in a safe environment with instructors who help foster friendships and school groups. The preschooler can then learn to navigate emotions and new situations with the guidance of an adult and peers around them. This interaction can help build confidence and positively impact their social development.
A child also begins to learn cooperation, because it’s no longer about just them — depending on their situation at home. They learn to share and take turns — skills that don’t always naturally happen. A difficult lesson to learn, preschool eases them into a world that doesn’t always go their way — which also makes them resilient later on in life. With cooperation, teamwork can be cultivated. They will work within the perimeters of civility and manners, as well as listening to the opinions of others. When a child is exposed to teamwork and why it’s important, they become more socially intune with the needs of the group and how to accomplish tasks.
Other socioemotional skills the preschooler will learn is respect. They will understand the importance of not only respecting people, but for their environment and the belongings within it.
When a child is in a preschool education program, it’s also greatly beneficial because the educator may be able to identify areas where the preschooler may need additional help or resources. Because of the low child-to-adult ratio at Community Education Research Group, teachers are able to better tune into possible learning disabilities or areas to focus on. If your child does have a learning disability, intervention can happen more quickly. If your child needs more help developing a skill, the teacher can cater to that, improving the learning environment for the preschooler.
Not only are we teaching a valuable preschool education curriculum, the child is learning through the experiences that happen in the classroom day-today. Not only are they forming opinions of adults — hopefully as role models — they get actual experiences. While they have a perspective on how they experience the world with their parents or caregivers, they form another perspective of what they experience in the classroom. In the classroom, children are given an understanding that learning and education is of high importance.
Resiliency was mentioned earlier, but it’s such an important part of a child’s development not to expand the idea. Teaching a child to be resilient is a crucial skill for their development as a preschooler, but also as a human. The educator’s job is to challenge the child and perhaps the child will experience failure or bumps and bruises along the way, but these situations helps the child manage themselves and their emotions in situations they may not always be comfortable in. These situations foster resiliency and the ability to cope with all kinds of experiences and emotions.
One of the last socioemotional components of preschool education that a child can benefit from is diversity. Again, at home they are only exposed to so much, but in a classroom they’re exposed to kids that are different from them. Learning that people are different and being able to accept them, will not only benefit them, but society as well because they are well-adjusted to diversities that exist.
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