Study after study has confirmed that it’s never too early to foster your child’s intellectual abilities. You’ve probably heard that preschool is one of the most important programs you can enroll your child in, and it’s true — preschool provides your child with the foundation he or she needs in order to be successful in future academic environments.

In today’s post, we’ll explain a few of the reasons why you should choose to enroll your child in Joyful Praise Academy’s preschool program. Joyful Praise Academy offers faith-based and intellectually stimulating preschool programs in Alpharetta. Schedule a free tour or call us today for more information!

Cognitive Development 

Did you know that your child’s language capabilities improve exponentially between the ages of three and five? It’s been estimated that the number of words in your child’s vocabulary will increase from about 900 to more than 2,500 words during this period of time, and his or her understanding of grammar and linguistic contexts will improve as well. Preschool provides your child with the ideal environment in which to develop his or her language skills, as he or she will be asked to converse in ways that are unfamiliar and require a more advanced and novel approach.

Emotional Development

Unless your child has played with children of your friends, he or she may not have much exposure to unfamiliar people. It’s important for your child to learn how to develop trusting relationships with others, and preschool provides an ideal environment for this kind of emotional development. Children between the ages of three and five experience a wide range of emotions, and preschool teachers are trained to use outbursts of anger or frustration as teachable moments. At Joyful Praise Academy, we provide parents with reports about their child’s behavior that will inform them about their child’s emotional development throughout the year.

Socialization and Decision-Making

Your child will be attending kindergarten after preschool, and preschool can help your child prepare for his or her first year of regular, structured learning. While children do learn in preschool, the structure and increasing rigor of post-preschool education can be a difficult adjustment for those without a preschoolexperience. Moreover, your child will make friends in his or her preschool class that will make the transition to kindergarten easier.

One of the most important skills that you can teach your child is how to make smart choices. From choosing healthy foods to making friends with people who are good influences, learning to make good choices is a skill that will last a lifetime. At Joyful Praise Academy, we help our students develop the skills they need in order to make smart and prudent decisions as they grow and mature.

We hope that you’ve found this post about the value of preschool informative. Keep an eye out future posts in which we’ll continue to explain the importance of preschool for young children. Joyful Praise Academy proudly offers faith-based preschool classes in Alpharetta, and we’d love to help your child begin his or her intellectual journey. Contact us today to learn more about our pricing and programs!