Your little one has started preschool at École Maison. It’s the beginning of their journey through education. As a parent you want your child to progress through preschool to a point where they will be ready for kindergarten.
What exactly does being “ready for kindergarten” mean? In realistic terms, it is a pretty vague description.
So, as a parent, what exactly should you expect your child to get out of preschool? Looking at the reverse side of things, what are the goals that your preschool has set for your child’s education? What are they working to accomplish?
“All programs should have goals to guide activities and to provide a base for teaching methodologies,” writes G.S. Morrison at Education.com. “Without goals it is easy to end up teaching just about anything.”
Education goals for preschools vary from state to state. However, each preschool should have stated goals in the following areas:
- Social and interpersonal skills
- Self-help skills
- Helping children develop positive dispositions toward learning
- Learning how to learn
- Language and literacy
- Character Education
- Music and the arts
- Wellness and healthy living
École Maison is proud to use the goals mentioned above to get your child “ready for kindergarten”.
*Morrison examines each of these areas in more detail in his article Appropriate Preschool Goals at Education.com. *