There are a lot of things to consider when choosing the best pre-K program for your child. You want them to be happy, to have fun, and to be excited about going to daycare. But it is also important that they are being prepared for success in kindergarten. Their success at that stage of their education is their foundation for all of their future academic success.
Luckily, fun and academic preparation don’t have to be mutually exclusive. We’ve got both in abundance here at Texas Children’s Academy in Arlington.
Preparing your child for kindergarten
Teaching, at any age, has to be intentional. Our pre-k educational programs are intentionally focused on:
- Cognitive development — Your child needs to know how to interpret the world around them, learn from experience, and make decisions based on previous outcomes. This all starts in their pre-k education. Additionally, a solid foundation in language and literacy can and should be built before your child takes that next step.
- Creativity — The confidence to explore, try new things, and ask questions, are all key components to creativity. Make sure your pre-k program reinforces creative confidence.
- Social and Emotional Learning — In order to thrive, children must have the social and emotional skills that allow them to learn from their surroundings, interact appropriately with their peers and teachers, and understand the impact of their behavior on others. A good pre-k program will focus on these critical skills.
- Physical Well being — A healthy child learns better. A pre-k program should nourish your child with good food and incorporate physical activity into learning throughout the day. Free play, and structured play should both be part of the curriculum. A recess period is not sufficient for physical development at this stage.
If you are looking for a pre-k program in Arlington, give us a call here at Texas Children’s Academy. And, don’t forget, that we offer a five percent discount for military and law enforcement families, as well as for teachers and medical professionals.