As the parent of a young child, you’ve probably discovered how difficult it can be to find reliable information. From nutritional misinformation to debates about the correct way to parent, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when all you need is an answer. There’s no shortage of myths about preschool floating around, and we certainly don’t have time to tackle them all. Today’s post will discuss four of the most popular preschool myths we’ve heard, and we plan to continue discussing this topic in future entries.
Have You Heard These Preschool Myths?
There’s No Structure
One of the most common misconceptions about preschool is that there’s no structure. However, preschool is actually intended to provide your child with an introduction into the academic structure they’ll experience as they age. At Joyful Praise Academy, we provide your child with an ideal combination of structured, age-appropriate learning and free time to socialize and play so that they can grow in multiple ways.
Preschool Leads to Behavioral Problems
It’s unfortunate, but “putting your child into preschool will create behavioral issues” is one of the most common myths we hear. The reasoning behind this myth is that children need to spend quality time with their parents, and putting them in preschool robs them of the opportunity to learn from their parents’ values.
We completely understand where this reasoning comes from, but as a Christian preschool, you can rest assured that our values are closely aligned with yours! We strive to provide your child with a Christ-oriented environment in which your child can learn to interact with others in a healthy way that nurtures upstanding behavior.
Children Aren’t Ready for Academics at a Young Age
This myth stems from a misconception about what preschool programs entail. Some parents imagine preschool challenging their child to the point of feeling down or defeated, but this couldn’t be further from the truth! As a Top Rated Local® preschool in Alpharetta, we’ve developed age-appropriate programs that will help your child prepare for academic success as they enter grade school. If you’d like to learn more, then just give us a call or reach out to us and we’ll be happy to tell you more about our preschool program!
Early Learning Isn’t Worth the Investment
Many parents aren’t sure that preschool is worth the investment, and we can understand where they’re coming from. After all, it’s hard to assign a monetary figure to something that doesn’t have immediately tangible results!
That being said, long-term studies of children who attend preschool have yielded promising data. Children who attend preschool are more likely to graduate from high school, own homes, and secure higher salaries than children who did not attend preschool.
We hope that today’s entry will clarify any myths you’ve heard about preschool. Check our blog page frequently, as we’ll be posting even more helpful content in the coming weeks and months.