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August 16, 2019 | by Danielle Morfi
Preschool is a big decision for you and your little one. A high-quality early childhood education program is one of the most important ways to set your child up for a lifetime of success. Here’s what to look for to help guide you in the search.
1. PROMOTE EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Successful preschool programs nurture warm relationships among children, teachers, and parents. Preschool teaches a little one to develop trusting relationships with adults outside of their family. You want teachers who build a close personal connection with each child in their care.
2. CONFIDENCE AND COMPETENCE IN THE CLASSROOM
A classroom that teaches children how to care for themselves and others is key for school readiness. Letting littles help set up the table at snack time or showing a new student where the Legos are helps grow their self-worth and confidence.
3. FIND A PRESCHOOL THAT NURTURES CURIOSITY
Programs that encourage exploration and discovery ensure future success. The preschool program at Bright Horizons® motivates children to learn, think, wonder, and question on their own. Their research-based curriculum is designed to inspire your child — one curious moment at a time.
4. PROGRAM DIVERSITY IS KEY
Look for a school that offers multiple and diverse learning activities. A curriculum that teaches many skills and subjects is important to get kids ready for elementary school.
A high-quality preschool develops skills that go deeper than the ABC’s, 123’s, and colors. It prepares children for what lies ahead
Now, get that camera ready, keep a tissue in your pocket and send that kiddo off! You got this!
All Are Invited
To join Bright Horizons® for their Curriculum Night. Take a peek into classrooms, meet teachers, and connect with other families; learn about their expert-developed World at Their Fingertips® curriculum; explore the fun, enriching activities offered on-site; & discover how your child’s interests inspire learning.
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