Students who are given the advantage of attending a preschool program develop much needed skills to prepare them for Kindergarten. However, being ready for Kindergarten isn’t just about mastering academic skills. Many preschool instructors focus on the following to maximize each student’s readiness for the their future education.
- Cognitive Development
During the ages of three to five, preschoolers’ brains are undergoing tremendous change. Preschool teachers best support children in their cognitive growth by facilitating symbolic play. In preschool, children will be playing board games, reading books, completing puzzles and building with blocks. Even when it looks like they are just playing, their brains are hard at work solving problems, concentrating, creating, thinking and learning.
- Social and Emotional Development
Children are born with the need and desire to connect with those around them. When teachers establish positive relationships with students in preschool, the children feel safe and secure, and enjoy their learning environment. Social and emotional development involves several areas of growth, including social interaction, emotional awareness, and self-regulation. Teachers facilitate each student’s social development in preschool by teaching them to share, take turns, help their friends and interact in a positive way.
- Fine Motor Skills
Fine motor skills help children increase their independence. These skills offer opportunities for exploration, learning and creative expression. In preschool, students learn how to expand their fine motor skills by working with paste, crayons, zippers, buttons and other challenging tools.
The faith-based pre-school program at Immanuel Lutheran School in Crystal Lake, Illinois is designed to stimulate and challenge preschool students. This program provides the foundation your children need to be ready for the start of Kindergarten and their academic years that follow. For more information regarding a private Lutheran education for preschool through 8th grade, please contact:
Immanuel Lutheran Church and School
300 South Pathway Court
Crystal Lake, IL 60014