How Preschool Sets Up Children for Academic Success

Education is very important all through a person’s life, but it is especially crucial in the developing ages of a child. All parents do their best in order to set their children up for educational success. Many ponder the question whether or not they should send their child to preschool or not. Some don’t and their children end up perfectly fine. However, the benefits of sending a child to preschool can be so crucial to setting a child up for success in school.

It is no secret that early childhood education is significant within an educational journey. Research shows the benefits of attending preschool last all throughout a person’s life. Students who attend preschool are better prepared for elementary school which entails academic success throughout the rest of their school career. The interesting part of these studies is the difference in academic success between individuals who attended preschool and those who did not. Other studies have shown that it’s particularly important in a child’s brain development to attend preschool.

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So now we see the importance of preschool, but what exactly is it teaching a child? Preschool teaches many important lessons which are going to benefit a child during their educational journeys and at INSPIRE, we focus on setting them up for success.

Social Skills

For many children, preschool is going to be the first time they are exposed to social interaction. Usually, when a child is 3 or 4 they have not had many opportunities to meet other children. Preschool allows them the chance to meet other children and make friends. They learn how to have conversation with other kids. Children learn to play with one another and the correct ways to treat other students.

Literacy Skills

Preschool is beneficial due to the literacy skills children gain. In preschool, children learn nursery rhymes, sing songs, and listen along to books. All of these activities are going to boost a child’s literacy skills and give them an advantage once they enter elementary school.

As well as literacy skills, preschool even sets up a foundation for math. Certain sorting and matching activities, playing with building blocks, or counting games build up an understanding of math ideas. With a head start in math, children are on a great route for academic success.

These are only some of the benefits a child receives when attending preschools. Other benefits include

  • Boosting their confidence
  • Increasing attention span
  • Building a solid foundation for STEM
  • Promoting creativity
  • Keeping your child active

Ultimately, entering a child into preschool is an amazing decision which will have long-lasting effects in a child’s educational career. Most kids even enjoy preschool as it is a fun place for them to learn. It is clear why so many parents choose to enroll their kids.  

To learn more about INSPIRE’s Preschool program, visit inspireent.com/preschool.