Spring is a great time of year for parents to start weighing their options for what type of program is best for their soon-to-be preschool or Pre-K child. There are many benefits to these early learning programs, and how they can prepare your child for Kindergarten.
Enrolling in a preschool program will provide your child with an opportunity for growth. They will learn to share, follow instructions, and be provided with a foundation for learning. Preschools also provide a structured learning environment that will balance fun and learning preparing your child for important skills needed before entering Kindergarten. Children will develop important social and emotional skills through interaction with other young children. They will learn to make friends and play well with others.
Pre-K is also an integral program to prepare your child for Kindergarten. In addition to the skills learned in preschool, children will have more exposure to reading, math, and writing skills. HoneyTree Early Learning Centers suggests that among some of the skills children entering Kindergarten should have include: being able to identify and write letters of the alphabet, count to ten, listen to a short story, identify shapes and colors, and have some knowledge of sight words such as I, can, we, see.
HoneyTree Early Learning Centers has both preschool and Pre-K programs with 10 locations throughout the Roanoke Valley. Their preschool uses a curriculum called Pinnacle. This program blends seven learning centers: science and sensory, drama and dramatic play, math and manipulatives, and creative arts in this strategic developmental stage. HoneyTree's Pre-K program uses a curriculum called Opening the World of Learning (OWL). The content of each unit is built around a carefully crafted daily routine within an activity-center day. The consistent format and features in every unit makes it easy for children to learn. These units include center time, small groups, conversations with children, story time, songs, word play, letters, and let's find out about it.
Reserve your space early for HoneyTree's Preschool and Pre-K programs this fall, or start now, to give your child a head start in their learning.