How Does Preschool Benefit a Child?

School promotes social and emotional development Little children learn social skills and emotional self-control in “real time.” Three- and 4-year old learn through their experiences, and good teachers make time for those “teachable moments” by teaching children to manage frustrations or anger. They don’t automatically step in to resolve children’s conflicts for them; they have a well-honed sense of when to let children work out their problems and when to intervene. The environment is structured A structured environment helps young children learn to make friends and socialize. The structure of a high-quality preschool classroom is largely invisible to children....

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