The Benefits of Preschool Education

children sitting and listening to their preschool teacher as she reads them a story.

At Cadence Education, we often get questions from worried parents regarding their young child’s early learning experiences. We commonly hear:

What are the benefits of early childhood education?

What advantages does my child have by receiving a preschool education? 

For starters, advances in research about the brain show that children are born learning and that their early years of life significantly impact their elementary, middle, high school, and college experiences.

Studies show that the first five years are when kids develop the essential emotional and social skills they need to succeed in a school environment.

For example, on the first day of kindergarten, teachers expect students to be able to listen, follow directions, start and complete projects, and realize when they need to ask for help. These skills are equally important as cognitive skills, such as being able to recite the alphabet, count to 10, or write their name.

At Cadence Education, we believe there are many benefits of a pre-k education:

  • It is a chance for your child to experience a structured, nurturing environment. Preschool allows children to be in a structured setting with teachers and other children where they can learn to share, follow instructions, take turns, and share the teacher’s attention with peers. Every child should have this type of group experience prior to starting kindergarten.
  • It helps your child socially and emotionally. In preschool, your child learns the art of cooperation, how to be respectful towards others, and how to solve problems. Preschool is a place where kids can gain confidence, explore, and play with friends.
  •  Preschool allows your child to discover answers to their many questions. As parents ourselves, we understand it can sometimes be challenging to answer some of your young child’s many questions about their surroundings. Preschool can make your job as a parent easier, helping your child to learn how to find answers to their questions through exploration, experimentation, and conversation with teachers and peers.
  • Preschool gives your child educational building blocks. Young children in preschool learn letters and numbers, but at their own, individualized pace and via games and activities. In a preschool setting, teachers show your child how to learn these fundamentals by offering a variety of activities young children typically find interesting, like playing with blocks, story-time, and more. For instance, to help kids learn to strengthen their pre-reading skills, teachers may play rhyming games and let children tell stories. To help kids with math skills, teachers might ask students to use a monthly calendar to count down days to a holiday, count cookies or crackers during snack time, or even play memory games.
  • It provides the groundwork for learning, both academically and socially. Young kids are naturally perceptive and curious. They want to learn the valuable life skills that their family members value daily, from reading and understanding the directions on how to assemble a toy, to determining the right amount of money necessary to make a purchase. To get children ready for the academic demands of elementary school, preschool teachers offer a broad range of activities aimed to help them acquire these necessary academic and social skills.

Find a Place Where Your Child Can Thrive

At Cadence Education, we believe in the advantages of early childhood education. The earlier your child is comfortable in the classroom setting, the more likely he or she will thrive academically, socially, and emotionally in their elementary school years and beyond.

Preschool programs focus on many key elements of your child’s development, including academic, social, physical, and emotional, among others. These critical aspects of your child’s development serve to help them prepare for kindergarten.

The preschool programs at Cadence Education support children with curriculum geared toward creating and maintaining a positive attitude towards independent learning and grasping gross and fine motor skills. Our experienced teachers also help kids establish social confidence through group learning activities.

Find a preschool in your area. For more information about our preschool programs, contact us today!

18 replies
  1. Bethany Birchridge
    Bethany Birchridge says:

    I like that this mentioned that preschool can help your child grow emotionally and socially. It’s great that kids can learn manners and basic social norms by being with others. Just the other day, I saw an ad about how important play was for children to gain social skills. I feel like being surrounded by different types of children could really help kids hone these skills.

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  2. Elsa Anderson
    Elsa Anderson says:

    My youngest daughter has been begging to go to preschool ever since my son started kindergarten and I am glad that I found this article because I was not aware that there are so many benefits. It is interesting that preschool can help your child socially and emotionally because they will learn cooperation and how to be respectful towards other children. Also, the fact that they gain confidence is a huge deal for my daughter because she is typically shy around other children and this could help her to learn how to interact with them.

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  3. Monica Chavez
    Monica Chavez says:

    You make a great point that children in preschool learn letters and numbers, but at their own, individualized pace. My sister is considering whether or not she should enroll her four year old in preschool this coming fall. I think she would really like her daughter to have a head start in learning things like letters and numbers.

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  4. Gerty Gift
    Gerty Gift says:

    I liked what you said about this being a good place for your kids to find answers to all of their questions. My daughters are very curious kids and are always asking questions about things that I don’t really understand. I think that this would be a great benefit for them to be somewhere where they can learn all of the things that they want.

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  5. Joy Butler
    Joy Butler says:

    I am so thankful for what you have shared about the benefits that our children get from pre-school education. Seeing this post is just so timely since our youngest daughter is now about to go to school. You are right in saying that this learning stage helps them socially and emotionally, so it must bring them a great experience!

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  6. Joy Butler
    Joy Butler says:

    I can’t help but keep on reading your post over and over again. I have bookmarked it so I may also share it with my friends who have kids. My favorite part of this article is when you mentioned that preschool allows our child to discover answers to their many questions.

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  7. Taylor Bishop
    Taylor Bishop says:

    Thanks for the cool article about preschool education. I didn’t know it can help children develop necessary academic and social skills. It also seems like a good way to learn more about what a child likes learning or what learning abilities they may struggle with so you can make any necessary plans.

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  8. Miriam Irons
    Miriam Irons says:

    I like that this mentioned that preschool can help your child grow emotionally and socially. It’s great that kids can learn manners and basic social norms by being with others. It must bring them a great experience. Thanks for your insightful article.

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  9. Hazel Owens
    Hazel Owens says:

    That’s good to know that preschool can teach your child to find answers to their questions by exploring, experimenting, and talking with their teachers and peers. My son is 2 years old and tends to ask me questions about everything so it sometimes gets hard to answer all of them especially when I’m busy. I’ll have to look for a preschool so my son can get a head start on learning and hopefully learn how to answer some of his own questions so I won’t be drained with trying to find answers all the time.

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  10. Ridley Fitzgerald
    Ridley Fitzgerald says:

    You’ve got some great information about early education. I like how you said that school allows kids to find their own answers to their questions. We’re hoping to find a school for my son because he definitely needs an outlet for his questions!

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  11. Mina Edinburgh
    Mina Edinburgh says:

    It sure was nice when you pointed out that young lids are naturally curious, so preschool is the perfect time to teach them all the fundamentals of academics and socialization. Those are the things that my little girl will surely not learn at home since she is the only kid here. Because of this, I do think that it is about time I introduce her to a daycare facility.

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  12. Amy Winters
    Amy Winters says:

    Thanks for pointing out that a preschool education will help teach children how to cooperate and be respectful towards others. My niece is an only child (for now), and she’s really struggled to function in group settings. I’ll definitely suggest to her parents that they find a good preschool education for her – it sounds like she’d really benefit from it!

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  13. Kit Hannigan
    Kit Hannigan says:

    It sure is nice that you talked about how preschool lets children to be engaged in a structured setting where they can learn to share and follow instructions. My sister is currently considering if enrolling her daughter in preschool would be worth all the work required for her to do every day. I’ll be sure to share this article with her so she can have a better idea of the benefits her child will enjoy in the long run should she decide to get on with the program.

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  14. Gerty Gift
    Gerty Gift says:

    I liked what you said about preschool helping your child socially. My kids haven’t really socialized a lot and my daughter will be starting preschool next year. It would be nice for her to get some extra introduction to school and other kids before she starts kindergarten.

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  15. Edison Maclane
    Edison Maclane says:

    It got me when you said that early childhood education will teach the child all they need to know socially and emotionally, like how to respect others, make friends, and cooperate. My brother does not have the chance to exercise cooperation since he is the only kid at home, and he pretty much always gets what he wants. That is why I think he needs to be enrolled in a preschool. That way, he will learn what he cannot learn at home.

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  16. Olivia Pearson
    Olivia Pearson says:

    I like how you talked about how preschool can help a child develop socially and emotionally. I think this is important also because preschool age children’s brains develop through experience, and therefore they need not only cognitive development, but also cooperative play and practice in regulating their emotions. My friend is considering whether or not it would be worth it to send her daughter to preschool. I’ll have to recommend that she do so, in order to foster that necessary whole child development, helping her develop the social and emotional competence necessary for the rest of her life.

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  17. Michael Lee
    Michael Lee says:

    It is very interesting to me that people that are in early childhood education programs have a place to develop socially and emotionally. I have been thinking about putting our twins in an early childhood education program and this is good that they are successful. Making sure that they can develop socially is important to me so that they have the best chances going forward.

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  18. Taylor Anderson
    Taylor Anderson says:

    One of my friends will be having a baby, so I’ve a bit curious about how early childhood development works. It’s really cool that preschool education can help a child discover answers for themselves. Where can I learn even more about how a child learns in the area?

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