If you are like so many young families, you want the best Early Childhood Education for your child. You inspected several preschools and have narrowed down your search to a select few. Assuming you are comfortable that the few schools still in the running will provide a safe and nurturing environment, the decision comes down to curriculum. Here are a few reasons to choose a developmental preschool.
A good Developmental Preschool Curriculum is based on how children develop and learn. It consists of a wide range of concepts, experiences, and materials designed to develop and strengthen children’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive abilities.
In a Developmental Program, how children learn is as important as what children learn. Process and content go hand-in-hand. Each child sees and investigates the world in their own way. How they explore the world directly relates to how they learn best.
The Developmental Program connects learning styles to sensory input. Some children are visual learners, others are auditory, tactile or kinesthetic. The various learning centers available to the children allow them to examine the materials in the manner that best suits their learning style while allowing them to enhance and reinforce their less dominant learning styles.
The social curriculum is as important as the academic curriculum. The focus is on helping children master classroom routines and behavior expectations. The curriculum also focuses on helping children use and care for materials appropriately and independently. It supports children’s language development for interaction and reflection. To be successful academically and socially, children must build skills for cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy and self-control.