Pros And Cons For Preschool

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As the expectations for children entering kindergarten rise, so should a child’s preparation for the concepts that they will be expected to know. More and more parents are making the decision to enroll their children into some type of preschool to help prepare them for kindergarten, and more and more of these students are succeeding in their early school years and even their later life. In fact, 61% of parents say that their children are enrolled in preschool, which has risen by 6% in just one year (Early Childhood Education Zone)! Kids that do not receive the opportunity to attend pre-kindergarten classes are not getting the chance to succeed at their full potential. Studies show that kids that do not attend pre-K are 60% more likely to…show more content…
If it is a struggle to afford the high prices of some preschools there are many options for a more affordable way to give young children a pre-K education. Assistance programs exist to help a child get the education he/she needs prior to kindergarten. Head Start is a program that promotes school readiness of preschool aged children coming from low-income families. The preschool tuition is largely income based, but assistance is also provided to families with disabilities or handicaps. It provides everything that a traditional preschool would, but without that hefty price tag (ACFHHS). Another option would be a cooperative school. Cooperative schools are great for parents with extra time on their hands. They allow parents to help with the children’s learning, making them a part-owner of the school, and allowing the tuition to be adjusted for the parents’ needs (Huffington Post). There are plenty of alternative options that still allow a child to attend preschool, without emptying out wallets. Therefore, there is no excuse to deprive a child of this experience. Preschool education is an extremely important start to a young child’s overall success in their early educational years and later life. Parents should supply their children with the best possible resources for them to grow up strong and successful. Children get a chance to enhance their knowledge, physical skills, and social/emotional skills in a pre-K environment. These are skills that they will use for the rest of their lives. Any parent who wants the best for their child, intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially, will make the decision to enroll their own children into a
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