Published : Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | 3:17 PM
Preschool is a strong foundation for a successful school and work career. When given the opportunity to do things on his own or with a group, a child is learning important work attributes that are necessary in his future. Many businesses and companies work together in teams and depend on each other to contribute and know how to work as a team. Here are three reasons why preschool is important.
1. Brain development is highest during the first four years of life. The brain is forming important neural pathways to help develop the child’s ability to perform, function and learn well. Children are able to learn at a rapid rate and want to learn new information.
2. Social skills are important to learn at this age rather than waiting until Kindergarten age or later. In preschool, children are given an opportunity to learn and practice social skills. They learn to be good listeners, use expressive language and the importance of taking turns. Children also learn patterns, differences, how to transition from one activity to another. They also learn how to be a good friend by showing gratitude, remorse and compassion. Social skills are more than simply knowing manners, its demonstrating behavior that is based on caring and sensitivity to others.
3. Gives child an opportunity to learn independence. Preschool gives children the opportunity to practice separation from their parents. Children are nurtured in a safe environment that allows them to learn about the world around without the direct supervision of their parents. Preschoolers learn to bond and trust their teachers and they build confidence in being more independent.
At Pasadena Christian Preschool, childhood is embraced, curiosity is valued, children are cherished, and learning is an adventure. Each child is recognized as one of God’s unique creations. At their school, children gain a sense of comfort and belonging because they are nurtured and loved by a highly experienced and caring staff.
If you would like more information, please contact the preschool office at (626) 791-1277. Pasadena Christian School is located at 1515 N. Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena. http://www.pasadenachristian.org/