Preschool programs provide early childhood education and care for children. Our Preschool program addresses children in the age group of 2 to 5 years and helps them develop a range of skills that make them ready to learn when they start school, such as: social skills, language skills, executive function skills, emotional self-regulation skills, self-regulation in learning skills, and so on.
It focuses on school readiness skills. School readiness can be actively facilitated with a little forward planning. It ensures that children regularly participate in activities that develop the appropriate skills required for optimal learning when they start school. While many people think of academics such as writing their name, counting to 10 or knowing the colours as important school readiness skills, school readiness refers to a much broader range of skills. In addition to some these basics, school readiness skills also include selfcare (independent toileting and opening lunch boxes), attention and concentration, physical skills ( having the endurance to sit upright for an entire school day), emotional regulation, language skills and play and social skills.
Without these basic skills established upon entry to school, children can very quickly find themselves playing ‘catch up’ compared to their peers that are advancing more quickly. Students that begin school with the build blocks skills in place advance quickly, as opposed to those who start school and then begin the slow process of developing school readiness.