When is your child ready for preschool?

October 03 2013

A question that a lot of parents are asking themselves is: When is my child ready for preschool? This is, of course, a valid and important question, as all questions are that concern your child’s development. 

Theoretically, your child is ready at age two to enter preschool. However, you need to take into consideration that this is not the first important phase in a child’s early development - and that if your child was not properly stimulated during the two preceding phases, namely the infant and toddler phase, he or she might not be adequately prepared for the challenges that await him or her in preschool at age two.     

Language, social-emotional, cognitive and physical development should be focused on from as early as 6 weeks - and that is why it is advisable that your child be involved in a well thought out curriculum, like the Kids ‘R’ Kids Brain Waves Curriculum, while in his or her infant and toddler phase. He or she needs to be exposed to language, literature and physical activities that are age appropriate and that assist the growth of neural pathways – something that is vital if you don’t want your child to have difficulties later in life.

Your child also needs to be accustomed to being a part of large groups of children that fall into his or her age group, or the first couple of weeks in preschool will be a troubling experience for him or her. That is why it’s a good idea to enroll your child at an early stage into an infant care or toddler program, and so ensure that he or she develops the necessary social-emotional ability to cope with larger groups. Without this ability, your child may struggle to form friendships and other healthy relationships – and may even develop low self-esteem.

So don’t wait till it’s too late - contact us today and enroll your child in preschool tomorrow.  

About Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies ®

Headquartered in the North Atlanta suburb of Duluth, GA, Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies® provide a secure, nurturing, and educational environment for children (ages 6 weeks - 12 years) to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. With nearly 160 locations in 14 states, Kids 'R' Kids International® is a family owned and operated organization that ranks in the top 10 nationwide for franchised early childhood education centers (www.kidsrkids.com).