Preschool is available to children from 3 years of age up to kindergarten. While many use the terms “preschool” and “daycare” interchangeably, there are noticeable differences between these programs.
In daycares, the hours are typically longer to accommodate parents with busy schedules. Daycare programs also typically admit younger children who are not quite ready for preschool.
In preschool, children are typically there for fewer hours and their time is programmed toward kindergarten preparation. Your child will learn about numbers, letters, shapes, as well as develop social skills such as sharing and contributing as part of a group.
Benefits of Preschool Learning
Preschool learning in the classroom provides a child with a strong foundation and ensures they enter the kindergarten ready to learn. Some of the other advantages of getting your child into preschool learning include:
Longer attention span
Advanced language skills which form the basis for reading and writing
Development of communication skills