The preschool child

Your browser will redirect to your requested content shortly. Starting school can be a stressful time for the the preschool child family, but it doesn’t have to be!

Learn what you can do to make the first day of school a pleasant experience for everyone. Trusting strangers to take care of your precious child can be difficult. At The Child Garden, we start as strangers and we end as family. Center Director Miss Hayley about it in person. Our online forum offers a place for current and perspective parents to ask questions and read about other family’s positive experiences with preschool. The Child Garden has been in constant operation since 1955. We have parents who attended our school now trusting their children to us.

High quality early childhood education matters. We are so much more than a daycare! Curriculum, even at 3 months old, can help lay the ground work towards a lifetime of education. High quality early childhood education could mean the difference between your child graduating high school, or not.

We are now enrolling ages 6 weeks – 6 years old. If your child is between the ages of 6 weeks – 6 years old this is the school for you. We offer a hands on curriculum that is developmentally appropriate for each child. Each classroom is fully differentiated allowing your child to learn exactly what they need to. At The Child Garden, children are free to learn and explore the world around them, while being supervised by highly qualified teachers. We offer a challenging curriculum and a safe place for your child. Take the next step and set up a tour today.

Why bring your child to The Child Garden? This article is about schools for younger children between the ages of three and five. For the stage of childhood which ranges from 5-8 years old, see early childhood. In some European countries the term “kindergarten” refers to formal education of children classified as ISCED level 0 – with one or several years of such education being compulsory – before children start primary school at ISCED level 1. May also be used to define services for children younger than kindergarten age, especially in countries where kindergarten is compulsory. The Pre-Primary program takes place in a Nursery School. Nursery School, but can also be called “a child care service” or a “crèche”.

Preschool education is important and beneficial to your child attending nursery school. 4 to 5 years old- held in Nursery School and is an initiative to improve access to pre-primary schools for children in the USA. There is much more than teaching your child colors, numbers, shapes and so on. Samuel Wilderspin, one of the founders of preschool education. 1848 engraving by John Rogers Herbert.

In an age when school was restricted to children who had already learned to read and write at home, there were many attempts to make school accessible to orphans or to the children of women who worked in factories. In 1779, Johann Friedrich Oberlin and Louise Scheppler founded in Strassbourg an early establishment for caring for and educating pre-school children whose parents were absent during the day. In 1816, Robert Owen, a philosopher and pedagogue, opened the first British and probably globally the first infant school in New Lanark, Scotland. Samuel Wilderspin opened his first infant school in London in 1819, and went on to establish hundreds more. He published many works on the subject, and his work became the model for infant schools throughout England and further afield. Play was an important part of Wilderspin’s system of education. Women trained by Fröbel opened Kindergartens throughout Europe and around the World.