Last updated 3 days ago
It’s common and natural for parents to be protective of their children. There are many potential hazards in the outside world, and children generally aren’t aware of their own vulnerabilities. However, pre-k kids who learn about smart risk-taking may be better prepared to cope with life’s many challenges. When you’re choosing a child care center or pre-kindergarten for your little one, consider whether the curriculum allows for the development of smart risk-taking skills.
Smart risk-taking behavior isn’t about taking perilous, unnecessary risks that may be hazardous to a child’s health. Rather, it’s about encouraging children to enjoy new experiences and test the boundaries of their capabilities. When children learn to take smart risks, they learn how to go beyond their own comfort zones to experience new information and perspectives. These new experiences are an essential component of healthy development and growth.
Risk-taking lends itself indirectly to creative expression, another important component of healthy development. Children who are willing to experiment will find virtually limitless outlets for their creativity without fearing what others may think of their artwork or projects.
Pre-k children who understand that risk taking is part of life develop stronger coping skills. They understand that not every risk will lead to success, but that they must try for a different solution. Children who can move past their temporary failures and try new approaches are better equipped to cope with the challenges they’ll face throughout their lives.
When pre-k kids take risks that lead to success, they develop a stronger sense of self-confidence and self-esteem. They begin to trust their own abilities, and to continually improve their skills.
Smart risk-taking is an essential component of the curriculum at A Child’s World. Our child care centers and pre-kindergarten programs use an enriching, integrated curriculum in an intellectually stimulating environment. Parents in Doylestown, Newtown, and Langhorne are invited to learn more about our unique approach to early childhood education by calling (888) 861-7857.
Last updated 10 days ago
The educators of A Child’s World highlight the subject of dinosaurs in January. Your child will learn all about these majestic ancient beasts with weekly themes and fun, interactive projects. Dinosaurs often fascinate young children in childcare and pre-k programs, perhaps in part because many of them were so large. Youngsters who are impatient to grow taller themselves may marvel at the sheer size of the dinosaurs.
Learning about dinosaurs gives children an opportunity for imaginative and creative expression. Dinosaurs were real, but have long been extinct, allowing children to immerse themselves in a “make-believe” world that lends itself to constructive play. The world of the dinosaurs also allows youngsters to work on their scientific reasoning skills. They may hypothesize about why the dinosaurs are no longer living, and they may speculate about what it might be like to live in a world with dinosaurs.
The unique curriculum at A Child’s World is designed to nurture a child’s innate curiosity and inquisitiveness. For more information about our pre-k and child care programs, call (888) 861-7857.
Last updated 17 days ago
In recent years, early childhood education experts have called for pre-k programs for all children, with good reason. Studies have shown that children who are enrolled in pre-k enjoy a wide array of positive short-term and long-term effects. They tend to score higher in math and reading, and they tend to develop stronger language and communication skills. These youngsters also typically have higher IQs and are more likely to seek postsecondary education.
For more information about the many benefits of pre-k for your child, watch this video. You’ll hear about a few additional benefits revealed by studies on pre-k education, such as the positive effects of preschool that extend into adulthood.
Parents looking for a high-quality pre-k program for their child are invited to call A Child’s World. You can contact our pre-k and childcare centers at (888) 861-7857 or via our website.
Last updated 24 days ago
During the first few years of your child’s life, he or she absorbs an incredible amount of information from exploring the world and interacting with new friends. Choosing the right pre-k or childcare program for your little one facilitates healthy development and learning. Early childhood education with a high-quality pre-kindergarten or child care program offers many benefits to children, including the development of social skills and kindergarten readiness.
Social Skills Development
Pre-kindergarten allows children to work on important social skills that will serve them well for their lifetime. These critical skills include sharing and turn-taking. Children learn to work collaboratively and cooperatively, and they learn how to contribute in a group environment. When you enroll your child in pre-k, he or she will also begin to develop a stronger sense of self and how he or she fits into the world.
Kindergarten and First Grade Readiness
Pre-k and kindergarten programs help children become ready for grade school. They allow for a gentler, easier transition to a more structured environment. Your child will learn how to better manage his or her behavior in a classroom environment. Plus, he or she will work on crucial academic skills, such as the basics of reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and even science. By choosing pre-k and full-day kindergarten for your child, you are establishing a solid foundation for future academic success.
Academic readiness certainly isn’t the only benefit of a high-quality early age program. Studies have shown that preschool can have far-reaching implications beyond grade school. Preschool increases graduation rates and standardized test scores, and later in life, it contributes to a higher employment rate with a greater earning capacity.
The childcare, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs at A Child’s World are uniquely designed to offer your child an optimal learning environment, with teaching methods based on how the brain learns best. A Child’s World is creating an environment that develops life-long skills for success. If you would like to schedule a visit to one of our school programs, call (888) 861-7857. Our schools are conveniently located in Newtown, Langhorne, and Doylestown.
Last updated 4 months ago
Teaching a child to share can be a difficult task for any parent. Sharing is an important part of the curriculum at A Child’s World, as this skill is essential for children at school and later in life.
Teaching children to share expands their world view outside of themselves, letting them know that the needs and wants of others are just as important as their own needs and wants. As a child learns to share, he or she begins to understand that giving to others makes him or her feel good at the same time that it makes the other person feel good. These sharing skills are valuable in a school setting and in interpersonal relationships outside of the classroom. The skills your child learns early on will guide him or her down the road towards being a kind and decent person.
Sharing is just one of the essential life skills your child will learn while he is at A Child’s World in Newtown. Contact us at (888) 861-7857 to find out what sets our child care center and pre-kindergarten programs apart from the rest.