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How to Know Your Child is Ready for Preschool


October 9, 2017
Pasadena Now

Have you been thinking of transitioning your toddler to preschool but aren’t sure if your child is ready? Even though you are your toddler’s first and most important teacher, it may be time for your little learner to explore the world, meet new friends, and gain knowledge that will be with your child forever.

Why is Preschool Important?

“Children who attend high-quality preschool enter kindergarten with better pre-reading skills, richer vocabularies, and stronger basic math skills than those who do not,” says NIEER (National Institute for Early Education Research) Director Steven Barnett, PhD. In addition to these early learning skills, preschoolers learn how to socialize with their peers, share, and contribute to a group for the first time.

Preschoolers must explore, experiment, and make discoveries for themselves through playful interactions with the environment as well as with other people in order to make sense of their world. With a preschool that promotes STEM and STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Math) curriculums, allow children to engage in fun hands-on activities at a very young age. With an early start your little one will be well prepared for the many years of learning to come.