For many children, preschool is the first time they become acquainted with structured learning environments and large group learning. It becomes not only an opportunity to expose children to multiple learning activities and learning environments, but it’s also in an important part of socialization.
“Socialization is one of the biggest benefits of preschool, and it supports emotional and academic growth,” says Jaime Peyton, director of Montreat Morning School. “For us, socialization is the key. If a student is well-adjusted in a classroom setting, then they will be able to learn academics, make friends, take on challenges, changes in routine and so on with more ease and confidence”