FIRM Family & Community Partners Preschool provides a foundation for learning both socially and academically that will help your child succeed in school. You may ask yourself “What will my child gain by attending preschool?” For many children, preschool is their first experience in a structured setting with teachers and groups of children. It’s an opportunity to learn to share, follow instructions and begin the foundation for learning that ensure success in elementary school.
Our preschool prepares children for kindergarten. As kindergarten becomes more academic, many parents look to preschool to launch their child on the path to success in school. At the same time, parents may worry that the current trend to focus on pre-math and pre-literacy skills in preschool cuts into important play time and pushes a child to grow up too fast. It’s a confusing issue, especially with friends and family offering different opinions and advice. Fortunately, at FIRM preschool, parents aren’t forced to choose between protecting a child’s play time and making sure they are ready for kindergarten. Our high-quality early childhood education program will offer children both.
Our high-quality developmentally appropriate preschool program offers a high quality teaching staff and an education program that understands how your children develop and learn. We organize our classroom, time and activities to stay in sync with the children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical abilities.
Our program promotes social and emotional development with a teaching staff that ensures the children feel cared for and secure. We do this by building relationships with our children and their families. We strive to build a close personal connection with each family in our care. We feel it important for the children to have consistency of care at school and home. Our teachers strive to understand and respect parents’ child-rearing goals and values.
Our highly structured environment helps young children learn to make friends and play well with others. This doesn’t mean there are lots of rules or that adults constantly direct children’s activities. On the contrary, the structure of a high-quality preschool classroom is largely invisible to children. Classroom space is organized to encourage social interaction, and minimize congestion and conflicts. Children have several choices of activities, including math, science, art, phonics, motor skills and social development; a child who is wandering aimlessly is encouraged to choose one that interests him. Children’s sense of competence and self-worth grow as they learn to take care of themselves and help others within the classroom. Your child’s language skills will be nurtured in a “language-rich” environment. In addition to all of this, your child’s cognitive skills will strengthened by engaging in a wide range of hands-on activities that challenge them to observe closely, ask questions, test their ideas or solve a problem.
Give your child an opportunity of a life time by enrolling in the FIRM Family & Community Partners preschool. Call 559-487-1500 ext 132 or 559-392-2662. Come by for a tour today!