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The Essential Role of Preschool Teachers in Early Childhood Development

  • TLW Venetian Editor

Preschool teachers play an essential role in the early development of children. In fact, EducationWeek states that most educators are passionate about their work and dedicate their careers to helping little ones like yours grow into successful adults. Let’s look at some of the crucial ways in which early educators impact students.

First and foremost, a teacher

Preschool is often a child’s first exposure to formal learning. These professionals use thoughtful age-appropriate curricula to help children begin their academic journey. The foundational skills acquired during pre-k help children transition smoothly into kindergarten. Early skills such as reading readiness, math exposure, social studies, and basic science concepts will find footing during the Pre-K days. Your child’s preschool teachers set the tone for years of learning to come!

A role model

Educators also act as a role model for their students. Children learn many things from simply watching others. Because they will spend a lot of time with the adults in the classroom, they will learn from their behavior. Most students at this age are excited about going to school and they develop special bonds with their teachers. This gives the teachers valuable opportunities to model positive behaviors such as teamwork, respect, kindness, generosity, and eagerness to learn.

A creator of safe spaces

Pre-K professionals prioritize safety. They invest time in creating thoughtful and secure classroom environments where all children can feel confident to learn, explore, and express themselves. They implement effective classroom management and address challenging behaviors with patience, love, and kindness.

An encourager of new experiences

A qualified pre-k instructor will encourage students to discover new things and explore. Early years are a great time for learning because children have a natural curiosity and excitement about the world. Early educators tap into this curiosity by providing the right learning environment and experiences.

Maintaining a low student-to-teacher ratio is also important to ensure children benefit from their early pre-k experiences. Did you know that according to Childcare.gov, one trained adult should not care for more than six to 10 preschoolers?

Here at The Learning World Academy, we prioritize your child’s learning experiences by providing highly qualified educators and a low student-to-teacher ratio. Contact us today to learn more about our school, our excellent staff and our research-based curriculum.

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