Submitted by Candy Tingstad Little Church on the Prairie.
Preschools are eager to greet young children this month. After the older children are in school, parents are choosing to enroll 3, 4 and 5 year olds in quality early childhood education programs.
Last year, many children, from 3 to 6 years of age, missed the stimulation and fun of playing and learning with others outside their bubble. It will take time for them to gain critical skills for school success, including listening, sharing and caring for others outside the family.
Parents of children who did not attend preschool last year will consider how their child can feel competent and confident in school. For many, after a year mostly at home with family, separation anxiety will be increased. For over a year, with adults wearing masks and fearing strangers, some children are understandably wary of new situations.
Mask mandates require young children in school to “mask-up” indoors. The creative teachers at Little Church on the Prairie Preschool are planning ways to take some typically indoor activities out to the well-equipped play center. Story time outside on dry days, music activities, science experiments, art explorations..why not outside in the northwest glorious fall days. The building is large and, even indoors, children can be spread out safely. Safety, and cleanliness, remain a focus for all staff members.
Enrollment is increasing every day. To learn more about our preschool classes or to enroll, please visit our website. Currently, there are openings in all 3 classes. Classes are limited to 15 children, with two highly experienced teachers per class. Be sure to click on “About Us” on the home page to experience a video tour of our facilities and “meet” some of our teachers. The registration process and the payment of tuition and fees takes place online at our website: lcoppreschool.com