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What Is Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten? 3 Facts You Need to Know

voluntary pre-kindergartenVoluntary Pre-Kindergarten (or VPK) is a great way to get your child ready for their first year in public school. Before a child reaches the age of 5, they have learned an immense amount of knowledge as well as social skills. VPK, offers many benefits to children that they may not get in a daycare or pre-school setting.

Structured Learning That Enhances Social Skills

Structured learning in a school environment teaches important educational lessons. It also teaches social skills as the students begin to learn how to interact with others at a very young age. Structure encourages children to learn how to follow directions and remain attentive for longer periods of time.

Encourages Proper Growth And Brain Development

When it comes to a child’s brain, much of its growth and development has already occurred by the time a child reaches five years of age. By providing the highest quality learning experiences, the growth continues along positive pathways that encourages sharing what they have learned with others, including their peers.

Establishes A Love Of Learning

When a child is given the opportunity to experience a love of learning at school, as well as in their home environment, the desire to discover new things remains constant throughout their lifetime. Children are taught their first lessons at home using games and creative ways to link bits of information together. When they enter a school setting, it is important to continue the creative learning methods and structure them so the children are better able to retain the information.

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten classes offer children who are four years old a unique opportunity. Providing both structure and creativity at a time when learning is at its peak is the key to establishing positive learning patterns. Learn more about Florida’s VPK program here

Contact us to learn if our VPK program is right for your child. We’re happy to answer your questions and schedule a time for a tour of our school.

 

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