Preschool teachers play an important role in a child’s development. In addition to attending to children’s basic needs and offering the ability to interact with other children, preschool teachers organize activities that stimulate the children’s physical, emotional, intellectual, and social growth. They help children explore their interests, develop their talents and independence, build self-esteem, and learn how to behave with others.
Our teachers maintain contact with parents to discuss each child’s needs. They keep records of each child’s progress and suggest ways that parents can increase their child’s learning and development at home. Preschools help children learn about trust and gain a sense of security. Children at this age learn mainly through play, so our teachers build their programs around it. They capitalize on children’s play to further language development (storytelling and acting games), improve social skills (working together to build a neighborhood in a sandbox), and introduce scientific and mathematical concepts (balancing and counting blocks when building a bridge or mixing colors when painting). Learning occurs through creative activities, such as art, dance, and music, small group lessons and one-on-one instruction.
Interaction with peers is an important part of a child’s early development. The children are given an opportunity to engage in conversation and discussions, and learn to play and work cooperatively with their classmates. Our teachers play a vital role in preparing children to build the skills they will need in elementary school. To ensure a well-balanced program, teachers prepare daily and long-term schedules of activities, balancing individual & group play, quiet & active time. Children are given some freedom to participate in activities in which they are interested.