Whether or not you should enroll your child in preschool is a topic that is often debated. As parents, we feel that we just want to make the best decision for our child and at this age our main concern is quite often our child’s happiness.
Preschool education can be a part of your child’s happiness and it can also help your child grow in independence. It can also help your child gain social skills. The key is finding the right preschool for your child.
The Skills for Future Success
When it comes to finding the right preschool for your child, finding one that will help them grow as an individual is important. For your child to succeed in school it is good for them to learn a few key skills including:
- Communicating with peers and adults
- Gaining physical independence
- Building Self Confidence
- Learning Critical Thinking skills
- Developing A Positive Attitude Towards Learning
- Refining Large and Fine Motor Skills
Your child could develop these later during their school years, however, many studies show that children have the capacity to build and master these skills effortlessly before the age of five. This can make finding a quality preschool, that helps nurture your child , an important factor in your child’s future.
Finding the Right Preschool
Finding the right school is an integral part of your child’s learning experience and starting off with the right preschool can have positive, long lasting effects when it comes to your child’s happiness, intellectual development and overall health.
In a 2013 study funded by the Foundation for Child Development, Investing in Our Future: The Evidence Based on Preschool Education, “children gain about a third of a year of additional learning across language, reading and math skills.” Furthermore, the analysis showed that one of the most influential aspects was “stimulating and supportive teachers”. Children gain the most from supportive, engaging interactions.
The key is to find a preschool where your child can grow in their own individual place, exploring the wonders of the world whilst gaining independence. A good preschool education will cover all of the skills that are critical for your child while helping them to find their own place in the world.
A Montessori Preschool Education
At Montessori school of Fremont, we use the Montessori teaching philosophy to help your child develop all of the important skills that will set them on the right path for life. Montessori students are encouraged to explore and learn at their own pace as our classrooms are set up to facilitate this learning process. We focus on eight important traits:
- Self Discipline
- Acute Sensory Perception
- Academic Achievement
- Spiritual Awareness
- Responsible Citizenship
We achieve these traits through different learning experiences that allow a child to move through the curriculum focused activities, learn problem-solving and build critical thinking skills. We believe that the Montessori philosophy allows your child to explore the world at their own pace while giving them a lifelong love of learning in addition to all the required academic preparation for Elementary school and beyond.
If you would like to know more about the Montessori program, contact the team at our Fremont preschool. We invite you to tour our school and discover if our school is the right fit for your child.
This article originally appeared on Montessori Fremont’s blog.