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The Benefits of Pre K Programs

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Your child is the center of your world. And you know that one of the your most important jobs as a parent is to ensure that they are given the best educational opportunites possible. One of the best ways to give your child a head start in life is to give them a head start in school! You can do this by enrolling them in a quality pre-k program. Lets take a look at the many benefits of pre k programs.

What are Pre K Programs?

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Pre k programs are a learning adventure!

Pre K education simply means pre-kindergarten. There are many aspects of pre K above and beyond the normal preschool. Pre k programs use a set of learning practices that focus on children as young as infants to around age four and five.  A subset of pre k education, known as infant/toddler education, is focused on children from birth to age two. Most infant/toddler education takes place informally, at home, with parents and loved ones. Family socialization with young children is vital to their healthy development. But the positive effects of formal pre K programs, such as an accredited preschool education, are now widely recognized by early education experts as being just as crucial to a child’s intellectual development.

How will my Child benefit from a pre k program?

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Pre k programs are the start of lifelong learning.

The benefits of pre k  programs have been shown in study after study for many years. In fact, these benefits are one of the most well established subjects in educational research.  If this article were to detail all of the benefits of pre k programs, it would run on so long that you would probably stop reading it. So we will keep it to a few key findings.

According to an article in Psycology today, brain research has revealed that the brain undergoes a crucial cognitive development period at an early age. If cognitive stimulation is lacking at this critical time, a child may experience deficits in cognitive ability that would otherwise not appear.

The article goes on to point out that studies on the effects of quality preschool education indicate that pre k education provides children with skills vital to later success. A survey of 28 year olds who had received a preschool education revealed that they had better paying jobs and life security than those 28 year olds who did not attend preschool.

Other studies have recorded additional long term benefits. A famous long term of study of the impacts of preschool and early education programs, called the High/Scope Perry Preschool study, found that pre k attendees have fewer behavior and metal health problems, are less likely to have behavioral issues, earn more income and have higher high school and college graduation rates.

Pre K  Programs at The Apple Tree Learning Center 

At The Apple Tree Learning Centers, we are dedicated to providing your child with quality and stimulating pre k and early childhood education programs, like preschool, at that critical time when your child is “like a knowledge sponge,” to quote an Early Education expert. Come Check out all our Child Care offerings and contact us today! We look forward to meeting you and your child and starting a learning adventure!

Also, since summer is almost here, if you are looking to banish the boredom of those long summer days, check out our great childcare summer programs!