Give your child the power of preschool

Charlotte Thompson, 05 Jul 2022

For many parents, the decision to send their child to Sydney preschool comes with mixed emotions, especially considering our hectic lifestyles. But it’s undoubtedly one of the most important decisions you can make for your child.

So, why should your child attend preschool? The answer is both simple and complex.

Starting kindergarten takes confidence

With ‘big school’ just around the corner, it can feel like a scary prospect without the proper preparation.

Preschool improves social and emotional skills that are useful for starting school life. By spending extended time with other children and adults outside their families, they learn how to interact with others. This environment provides plenty of opportunities to learn how to make friends, cooperate, listen, and build foundational conversation skills.

At Young Academics, we teach children to identify and recognise emotions in themselves and others. Emotions such as empathy assist children in developing the social skills required to make and sustain friendships–which is key to a successful school transition.

Through play-based learning with our expert educators, our Transition to School program fosters physical, cognitive and emotional development, giving children an understanding of the skills required for school.

How does preschool empower your child?
  1. It boosts pre-literacy and numeracy skills

At preschool, various games and activities help children build pre-literacy and numeracy skills. Children sing alphabet songs, learn rhymes that help them distinguish between sounds, and play with alphabet letters. Activities with numbers such as matching, sorting, and counting help children understand numeracy.

At Young Academics, we cover all the foundational literacy and numeracy skills and concepts required for your child’s first year of school. Verbal and written literacy is achieved by children reading, writing, practising sounds and telling stories. Numeracy covers not only numbers but also patterns, shapes, size, time, and measurement and how these key concepts relate to their everyday lives.

  1. It nurtures their creativity and curiosity

Drawing, painting, crafting, building and music give young children an outlet for self-expression and a way to communicate emotions that they may not be able to verbalise. We achieve this through activities such as collaging, clay or play dough, dancing and singing.

  1. They learn to take care of themselves

At preschool, children are given a chance to practise being responsible and independent. Educators teach and expect children to wash their hands, keep personal belongings in cubbies, and put toys back in their designated spaces.

At Young Academics, independence is an essential skill that will help with school readiness. For example, we give preschoolers leadership opportunities such as ‘buddying’ with younger children and encouraging autonomy in personal care tasks such as tying their shoelaces.

  1. They thrive in a stimulating and safe environment

At Young Academics Early Learning Centre, each location has stimulating spaces that encourage curiosity, enquiry, discovery and critical thinking. Facilities and resources are specially selected to support children’s learning, interests and skills.

Our preschool approach honours individual abilities and addresses different learning styles. Every activity in our programs paves the way for exploration and curiosity. Through the curriculum, children learn to be responsible for their emotions and actions.

Children feel safe, supported, informed, and actively participate in shared decision-making throughout their day. By understanding your child’s interests and choices, the Young Academics curriculum helps them discover a lifelong love of learning.

An enriching preschool program

At Young Academics, we understand the importance of the formative preschool years in preparing children for school readiness, and our program will help them emotionally, cognitively and physically prepare for this significant transition.

Our Transition to School Program is designed to develop foundational skills, providing a fluid transition into Early Stage One of the Australian School Curriculum. This preschool program implements a play-based learning approach that challenges and extends thinking with every activity, preparing your child for real-life situations. Our educators also ensure your child is well supported to learn at their own pace, giving them the confidence to take on kindergarten.

Enrolling soon for 2023

So why should your child attend preschool in 2023? We’re planning another exciting year of fun and learning, and we’d love you to join us. We understand it’s a big decision, but we’re here to answer any of your questions and show you how to get the best out of your child in a nurturing, community-minded environment. Enrolments for 2023 are opening soon, so book a tour or talk to us today.

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