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Why is preschool so important for the development of your child?

For a long time, day cares, child cares or any preschool were considered as babysitting places for young children. We understand the need of having someone watch young children at the time that both parents need to work in this busy society, but, early childhood education has been advancing and proving how important it is to work with young children at early stages.

At the present time almost every daycare, childcare, or preschool has a curriculum to follow and a lesson plan to fulfill the day of our children.

“Children who receive sensitive care in their first three years, do better in academic tests in childhood, had healthier relationships and had greater academic attainment,” said a 2014 study by the University of Minnesota.

Children are sponges and they learn by interacting with others, even through play time, they are learning more than just play. The curriculum in place can help language and literacy development, math skills, social emotional development and much more.

Teachers take great pride in providing a nurturing environment for learning readiness, where children can prepare for academic achievement and lifelong success. Preschools are the foundation in a child’s development.

Preschools are more than babysitting, we are here to develop your little ones for a great life ahead.


Maria Dos Santos
Owner and Regional Director – My First Academy


By |2016-06-16T10:40:28+00:00January 14th, 2016|News|5 Comments


  1. Nash Rich 16 May, 2016 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    I can believe that children do better academically later on, when they have preschool. The earlier someone learns how to learn, the better, and I believe preschool helps with that. I thought it was interesting that they also have better relationships. I think that’s just as important as learning.

  2. Luke Yancey 29 August, 2016 at 11:27 am - Reply

    I was unaware that sending a child to preschool will allow them to perform better on tests and form healthier relationships! My wife has been really nervous about sending our daughter to a preschool, but I will show her this article and see if her opinion changes. I think it would be great for not only the child’s development, but for the development of the parents as well!

  3. Leviticus Bennett 14 March, 2017 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    I like your point that preschools can provide important emotional and social benefits in addition to the educational benefits. When looking for a preschool, I think it’s important that you find a school that focuses on each of the children individually to assess each child’s needs. If this is done, then each child is bound to excel.

  4. Derek Dewitt 18 July, 2017 at 11:18 am - Reply

    My wife and I have been thinking about putting our kid in preschool but aren’t sure yet. I had no idea that it could be so important to the growth of a child’s academic skills. I like that you included the study from the University of Minnesota saying that kids also develop healthier relationships down the road. We’ll have to keep this in mind. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Margaux Ford 5 March, 2018 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    Thanks for helping me understand the importance of preschool for the development of a child because children are sponges and they absorb learning by interaction, and even playtime teaches them more than just play. I’m planning to get my son to a preschool, and I’m looking for a good school where I can send him to. Thanks for mentioning that children who receive sensitive care in their first three years, do better in academic tests in childhood and have healthier relationships. I appreciate the advice!

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