A child who feels loved and safe is a child who can learn. Preschool sets the tone for a child’s approach to school. If your child learns early that school is a fun, safe place to try new things, meet new people, and explore the world, he or she will develop a love of learning that will last their whole life. At Arches, our focus on the whole child makes all the difference.
For many three and four-year-olds, social opportunities are few and far between. Preschool provides a natural place to cultivate crucial social skills. A child learns empathy, negotiating skills, and how to communicate, every time they come into the classroom. These skills can be learned later in life, but a child who learns early how to play with others will have a distinct advantage in all later classroom settings.
Preschool allows a safe place for children to experiment with play since most of the children are at the same level socially. Learning through play is the work of children this age.
Preschool also teaches a child how to function in a classroom setting. Often young elementary students are labeled as “difficult” if they don’t understand how a classroom functions. By attending preschool, a child learns early how to respect others’ opinions, share ideas, and take turns.