Preschools provide a wonderful setting in which children, aged 3, 4, or 5, can develop their talents and pursue their creativity. There are skills that need to be learned because future success in school is dependent upon them, but they pale in importance compared to the understandings that children need to acquire about the learning process and their role in it. These are the years when children learn that learning is fun, that they are learners, and that they have a range of talents. Good preschools send children on a trajectory of exploration and success.

Characteristics of Preschoolers

Children usually come to preschool already brimming with the qualities that educators seek to have engendered by the time they graduate high school at age 18. Often preschoolers are ...

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