As kindergarten becomes more academic, many parents look to preschool to launch their child on the path to success in school. At the same time, parents may worry that a strict curriculum may interrupt important playtime and push a child to grow up too fast. Fortunately, in selecting a preschool, parents aren’t forced to choose between protecting a child’s play time and making sure they’re ready for kindergarten. A high-quality early childhood education program like FAC’s Jump Start Preschool will offer children both.
The staff at FAC understands the particular ways that young children develop and learn. And they organize space, time and activities to be in sync with children’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical abilities. Registering your child for preschool at FAC is a great way to prepare your child for elementary school.
Preschool is an opportunity for growth.
For many children, preschool is their first experience in a structured setting with teachers and groups of children. It’s an opportunity to learn, to share, follow instructions, and to start building a foundation for learning in an elementary school environment.
Preschool promotes social and emotional development
High-quality preschool programs nurture warm relationships among children, teachers and parents. And teachers build a close personal connection with each child in their care.
Young children learn social skills and emotional self-control in “real time.” They learn through their experiences and good teachers make time for those “teachable moments” when they can help children learn to manage frustrations or anger. They have a well-honed sense of when to let children work out their own problems and when to intervene.
Children are able to make choices
Children have several choices of activities; a child who is wandering aimlessly is encouraged to choose one that interests him. Teachers are alert to a child who can’t figure out how to enter other children’s play and may offer him suggestions on ways to join the group.
Preschool environment is structured
A highly structured environment helps young children learn to make friends and play well with others. The classroom is organized to encourage social interaction, while minimizing congestion and conflicts.
If you are seeking more than a preschool, you will want to experience FACs JumpStart Preschool program. We offer children an opportunity to explore education, art, fitness and fun all together where our kids make friends while learning. Our Jump Start Preschool is licensed by the state of Arkansas, Department of Human Services.
For more information, stop by the Kids FACtory or call us at 479-587-0500 ext. 7.
Full Day 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM Monday – Friday Ages 12 months – 5 years
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