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Questions to Ask When Exploring Pre-Kindergarten Programs

Part 1 of a 4 Part Series

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We know that starting school can be a daunting experience for young students, but we also recognize that the same is true for parents when they start looking at schools for their child(ren). Deciding to take the leap and join an early education program like Pre-Kindergarten can be overwhelming – this is the first step in your child’s educational journey and there are plenty of questions that arise as you start the search!

With 20+ years of experience helping families explore their school options, we wanted to share a few questions that many of our parents asked when they were exploring their options, and the answers that helped them decide. 

First up:

What’s the Difference Between Pre-Kindergarten and Preschool?

In the discussion of early education, it’s easy to get pre-kindergarten and preschool mixed up. Simply put, preschool typically falls under the scope of an all-day-care facility that merely watches over your young one(s) when you are out of the house and unable to watch over them yourself. Pre-K, on the other hand, focuses on early-childhood development and preparedness for the upper realms of education, while including the fun events and activities that a preschool typically offers. 

The Oaks Academy Pre-Kindergarten program is built on a time-tested curriculum that offers enriching activities that develop the whole child with fun and learning combined! An important part of maintaining this balance includes offering daily opportunities for exploration and rest (with daily naptime) and aligning developmental and educational milestones to prepare students for their academic futures.

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Change is always challenging, especially when it may effect your children. Please share any questions or comments you have using the form below, or by emailing me directly at ahart@theoaksacademy.org.

I’ll respond to your inquiry directly and as quickly as I can.