Why should your child go to preschool?
“A preschool is a fun place to be.”
There are many benefits for children and families to be gained from preschool.
A preschool experience:
- empowers children to think, explore, question, wonder and learn how to learn;
- supports children’s intellectual and language development and communication skills;
- offers children consistent, experienced, qualified educators to support their learning and development;
- improves children’s ability to think, problem solve and reason as they enter school, enabling them to learn more in the early grades;
- develops social and emotional maturity and the ability to relate well to peers and adults, solve conflicts, play co-operatively and be assertive;
- provides a solid platform for life-long learning and education;
- guides children to gain independence, self esteem and self confidence, empowering their learning;
- helps children have a greater understanding of the world around them;
- encourages children to be independent learners and to take an active role in their learning;
- supports children to play co-operatively together and learn from their experiences;
- enables children and families the opportunity to belong, to be part of a community, and connect with others.
- fun places to be, with varied, exciting experiences planned to meet the needs ad interests of children;
- a context to build social connections between families and the community;
- a source of professional information that supports parenting;
- give lots of opportunities for parent education;
- a gradual transition from home to more formal educational environments;
- a warm, caring, friendly environment, led by qualified, experienced and dedicated staff;
- places that nurture creativity, thinking and social skills, enabling children to develop a love of learning;
- at the centre of the community;
- in almost all cases, not for profit, with all income from government funding, fees and fundraising re-invested for the benefit of children.