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How Do I Know If My Child Is Ready for Preschool?

Sending your child to preschool can be a challenging experience. You need to consider things such as your child's age, social skills, cognitive skills, and more. Attending preschool gives your child an opportunity to grow and expand on their interests and hobbies. According to research, a four-year-old child asks approximately 437 questions in a day. If you have a curious child who wants to learn more and more each day, they may be ready for preschool. Here are some signs that may help you decide if your child is ready.


Your Child's Age

Most preschools have an age requirement of three to four years old in order for them to be eligible for enrollment. If your child is younger than this age bracket, they may not be ready to attend preschool.


Your Child's Social Skills

Preschool is one of the first times your child will engage in a social environment full of other children their age. If your child is shy or finds it difficult to make friends, they may not be ready to attend preschool. On the other hand, preschool may be a great place for your child to improve their confidence in this field of life.


Your Child's Cognitive Skills

Preschool is a time for learning, and your child will need to be able to pay attention and follow instructions. If your child has difficulty paying attention or following directions, they may not be ready for preschool. Helping them prepare at home before enrolling them in school is a great idea and can help them be prepared for future schooling as well.


Your Child Knows Basic Self-Care Skills

There are a few basic self-care skills that your child should know before they start attending preschool. These include being able to go to the bathroom on their own, being able to get dressed, and being able to eat independently. If your child can do all of these things, then they are most likely ready to attend preschool.


Your Child Can Follow Simple Directions

Your child's ability to follow simple instructions is one of the ways you can know if they are ready for preschool. If they can follow simple instructions such as being told to put their shoes on, then this is a good sign that they are ready for preschool. Another thing to look for is whether your child can share and take turns with other children. If they can share their toys and take turns with other kids, it's an ideal sign that they are ready to attend preschool.


If you are looking to enroll your child in preschool, reach out to us today. We will ensure your child will get the best education and guidance to assist them in becoming the best versions of themselves.

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