Whether you've just enrolled your child in preschool or are considering it in the near future, it's important to realize what your preschooler will learn. While every program is different, most preschools will help your child learn in the following areas.
Preschoolers are just figuring out how to interact with others—particularly if they're an only child. Preschool should help develop them socially and learn to work in groups.
Over time, they should learn how to take turns, work in groups, cooperate, share, and follow simple directions. They'll also learn the important skill of asking for help.
Your child should also develop academically. Here are some of the skills they will be learning in preschool:
- Color recognition
- Number recognition
- Letter recognition
- Object recognition
- Cutting with scissors
- Drawing and tracing
Fine Motor Skills
At only three or four years-old, your preschooler is still learning how to control his or her body. The crafts, activities, and games in preschool will help advance this development.
As one writer puts it, "It is during these early years that kids are fine tuning their pincer grip and finger strength. In preschool, fine motor skills will often be practiced through arts and crafts and sensory play."1Spiritual Truths
At Bible Baptist Preschool, our program includes daily Bible lessons. The students learn verses and songs that teach them about how God loves us and how he sent his Son to die for us so that we can have eternal life.
These verses and songs reflect that message along with the message that God created us and takes care of us and that we exist for him!