What Are the Benefits of Preschool?
Our preschool program at Memories & Milestones Academy is designed to provide high-quality preschool for children in our Belle Plaine and New Prague communities. There are many benefits to enrolling children in preschool.
The Benefits of Preschool for Children
At preschool, children learn both social and academic skills. Children who attend preschool have the important benefit of learning and engaging with their peers. This small-group learning experience is the optimal learning environment for preschoolers.
Social Skills At Preschool
Preschool is the first time many children are expected to behave a certain way and learn. Not only is it important to know how to sit still and listen to others, but it’s important to know how to complete specific activities individually and in groups.
One of the biggest challenges we see preschoolers overcome is regulating their emotions; this can be challenging. As adults, it’s our job to help preschoolers self-regulate their emotions. Sticking to a routine, offering a clean, organized, and safe environment, while giving learning prompts are just a few of the ways we help build social skills at preschool.
Preschoolers learn many social skills, including working in groups (personal space), self-regulating emotions (talk through their feelings), and how to communicate with others.
Here are a few examples of social skills preschoolers learn at Memories & Milestones Academy:
- How to stand in a line
- How to wash hands
- How to ask for a turn with a toy
- How to say no when they are not ready to share
- How to express anger
- How to express sadness
- Make friends
- Respect adults
- Show compassion for others
- Learn and accept differences
- Acknowledge others’ emotions and help
- Sing songs to bring joy (especially interactive songs)
- Play simple group games (memory, tag, duck duck gray duck)
Memories & Milestones Academy uses multiple evidenced-based learning curriculums. This means we have the latest research to base our teaching from. The curriculum is scaffold allowing children to be prepared for what they will learn next! The best way for preschoolers to learn.
Below are a few academic skills our preschoolers learn at Memories & Milestones Academy:
- How to count
- Identify shapes
- Identify colors
- Identify letters
- Identify numbers
- Write own name
- Identify own printed name
- Use scissors
- Use glue
- Show pride in their work
Preschool is really about setting the stage for your child’s future. Children who know how to interact with peers at 3 and 4 years of age are better prepared for family events, public outings, and of course, Kindergarten and beyond!
Memories & Milestones Academy is the 5-Star Family-Rated Childcare & Early Learning Academy in New Prague and Belle Plaine. We provide reliable infant daycare, toddler daycare, preschool, and early childhood education for children 6 weeks through 12 years.