Preschool children are full of energy, emotions, and big ideas. As parents, it’s exciting to watch them become more independent and capable every day as they get ready to enter kindergarten.
The Importance of Preschool and Pre-K
The Kinderberry Hill pre-kindergarten program helps children confidently enter kindergarten, ready to learn in an exciting new environment. Preschool and pre-k programs allow children to enter school thoroughly prepared and eager to participate, with benefits that last for life!
In addition to literacy, math, STEAM, and other academic benchmarks, Kinderberry Hill preschool and pre-k programs build skills that help children succeed in kindergarten and beyond.
Curiosity: Your preschooler is full of curiosity and wonder. When they learn in a classroom environment that is filled with rare and beautiful objects to discover and explore, their curiosity is fueled, and their love of learning grows.
Imagination: A strong imagination has many benefits for children, including better problem-solving skills. Kinderberry Hill pre-k classrooms offer open-ended, challenging play opportunities that are essential for optimizing these skills. Offering extended periods of play in changing and challenging environments will boost this beautiful imagination as it develops!
Self-Discovery: In preschool, children begin to realize that other people think differently than they do. This makes it a crucial time for children to listen to others and work collaboratively – skills that are essential in kindergarten and in life! A classroom that offers opportunities for play in a challenging environment will help children learn about themselves and others.
Comparison: As children develop their sense of self, they also begin to understand how they compare to others. With that understanding often comes questions and big feelings. It’s important for children to have responsive and supportive adults who reflect back each child’s ideas, talents, and unique contributions. A trusted pre-k teacher can help affirm a child’s value and importance to the community.
Expression: As they move through preschool and pre-k, children begin to express their ideas much more concretely. Their art becomes more representative. They begin asking how to spell words. At Kinderberry Hill, attentive teachers help children express their ideas in whatever medium they choose, offering new materials for the child to continue learning and exploring.
About Kinderberry Hill Preschool Support
Kinderberry Hill is a Reggio Emilia-inspired early learning program offering care and education for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years across the Twin Cities. From child-led curriculum to outdoor classrooms, our unique approach to childcare will help your child have the very best start. Schedule a tour today!
More information about Kinderberry Hill Child Development Centers can be found here.