Preschool education is the prerequisite of education for kids before they start formal education. It is usually between the ages of two and five. It is also called nursery school or kindergarten. It is proven that the most important time of learning is between birth and five years. Their brains are like little sponges and if they are exposed to quality childcare you can be guaranteed to have a child that will succeed in formal education.
You have two options for your kid's preschool education:
Type of Preschool Education
Stay at Home Parent
Kindergarten, public or private preschool
If you decide to sent your kids to a preschool, this is the basic skills you can expect them to learn:
Choosing a preschool that is best for your child is not as easy. If you are not going to homeschool preschool your child then here are a few tips for making sure your kids have the best:
The Method of Teaching Preschool
Secure a place
I remember when my son was born, I phoned a preschool that everyone was talking about and was told that I need to pay a deposit and get him registered immediately. That will secure his place for when he starts preschool. Excellent preschools are in demand.
Download the printable preschool questionnaire.
Visit the preschool without lettingthem know you are coming. That way you will see exactly what is going on and if they are trying to hide anything. Trust your instincts, first impressions last.
Let your child choose
Take your child to a few of your favourite preschools and ask how each one made him/her feel.
Talk to the preschool teacher
You need to ask them questions like: What are the meal arrangements? Ask to see the kitchen - yes, I know that is difficult but you need to know how and where the food is made.
Talk to parents
Wait for parents that are picking up their children. Ask them about the school?
Know your child's learning style
It is important to know how your child learns. You also need to know in what environment he will flourish. Structured,unstructured, organised etc. Choose the preschool that will support his personality.
Preschool education is a wonderful start for any child. Whether it is at home or at a preschool.
Preschool Classes - What to Teach?
All preschool education should include music and other preschool activities. If you decide to teach it yourself be sure to use ALL our FREE resources on this site.
In order to be organized it's a good idea to follow a structured Preschool Curriculum.
There are heaps available - I myself have written on which I am very proud of, I invite you to take a look at it... The ABC Adventure
It includes lessons relating to each letter of the alphabet. I suggest that each letter be taught over a period of a week - my lesson plans include stories; recipes; crafts; posters; letter puppets; coloring pages; rhymes; flashcards; handwriting exercises; and heaps more stuff... heaps to keep your child busy all week.
Take a look at our FREE Trial by downloading Letter A.
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