All children can benefit from a high-quality early childhood education to prepare them for school. The benefits of early childhood education have been supported by numerous studies demonstrating that children who attend pre-kindergarten programs are more productive, better prepared, and more likely to go to college. These students also have an elevated income potential when they become adults. Here’s a look at some of the main reasons to enroll your child in pre-kindergarten:
The early years of your child’s life are critical for learning and development across a range of areas, including social skills. When your child attends a pre-kindergarten program, he or she will learn important skills, such as following directions, taking turns, and sharing. Children who learn to establish and maintain positive relationships with their peers are more likely to enjoy success later in life. An early childhood education program will also teach your child how to interact with adults.
Being better prepared for kindergarten facilitates academic progress. In fact, children who attend an early childhood education program are less likely to repeat grades. An early childhood education program will teach your child concepts such as counting, matching, alphabet recognition, and basic expressive and receptive language skills. Your child will also develop his or her fine motor skills, learn new words, and strengthen visual discrimination.
For children who experience developmental delays, early intervention is critical for treatment. Children who attend an early childhood education program are identified earlier which makes it less likely that a developmental delay will affect a child’s academic progress.
Since 1960, The Benjamin School in the West Palm Beach area has been encouraging the natural curiosity of youngsters. We challenge all children, from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade, to achieve their personal bests with a comprehensive and cohesive curriculum. Contact us today at (561) 472-5998 to learn more about our early childhood education program.