How Important is A High-Quality Pre K Program?
Attending a high-quality Pre K program is pivotal to your child’s life. The year before Kindergarten is widely known as a foundation year that can establish your child on a successful educational and life path. Practicing independence is the most important thing for your child at this point in their life.
Set a Foundation for Learning
Recent research from the Learning Policy Institute notes, Pre K is important for all children to succeed in elementary school and beyond. Specifically, researchers “found that investments in quality preschool programs bolster student success. Students who attend preschool programs are more prepared for school and are less likely to be identified as having special needs or held back in elementary school than children who did not attend preschool. Studies also show clear positive effects on children’s early literacy and mathematics skills.”
Why is Attending a High-Quality Pre K Program So Important?
A high-quality Pre K program is important because it pulls together various learning elements at just the right time in a child’s life. Learning elements include:
- Trained professional Pre K employees
- Research-based curriculum
- Meaningful family engagement
- Age-appropriate learning and extra support for students’ special needs
At Memories & Milestones Academy, we pull all four of these elements together in our Pre K program. Our teachers are well trained. They attend ongoing training. Plus, we have plenty of helpful resources on hand to foster learning. We use a research-based curriculum that focuses on learning, plus social and emotional skills. We engage you, parents, in your child’s learning, including having the Life Cubby app for communication. Finally, we have small class sizes and can focus on each child to make sure they are hitting age-appropriate milestones.
Pre K Is About Fostering Independence
With all the elements in place for a high-quality Pre K program, your child can foster their independence. Up until this point in their life, they’ve had a lot of help. You’ve helped them cautiously tackle new things each day. But soon, they will be in a classroom with 30+ other students and expected to do new things.
In Kindergarten, students do things independently. Pre K learning fosters a new sense of independence in children, so they have a healthy self-esteem and confidence level. This independence means they will be able to get ready by themselves to go to recess. They will be able to go down the hall to the bathroom and return successfully. They will be able to read to other students in their classroom. They will tackle new learning math and spelling activities in stride.
Our Pre K program fosters this level of independence, self-esteem, and confidence in a safe environment. Your child will be prepared to go off to Kindergarten ready to tackle everything elementary school throws at them!
About Memories & Milestones Academy
We’re proud to be the top daycare provider in Belle Plaine and New Prague. Our enrolled families regularly recommend us to family and friends. Our employees enjoy working here and help to recruit additional teachers.