Why is preschool important?

Studies have shown that preschool is a positive first step into the world for a child. Preschool develops social, cognitive, gross and fine motor skills. Working and sharing helps prepare a child for team playing and group encounters later in life. Children learn a lot through play. Play for children is their work. Play provides a natural opportunity for young children to learn new skills and practice familiar ones. Preschool assists in an easier transition into kindergarten. Preschool provides an opportunity for young children to strengthen socialization skills, learn to compromise, be respectful to others, and problem solve. Preschool provides a place where a child can gain a sense of self, explore, play and build confidence.