Kindergarten and Preschool are similar but slightly different because Kindergarten focuses on structured learning while Preschool is more relaxed and playful. Kindergarten aims to establish appropriate behaviors in children at an early age and builds on the skills taught in the home environment, while preparing children for school and later life by helping them become independent learners. Preschool on the other hand is a fun alternative that allows children to participate in planned educational activities and foster their love of learning by allowing them to explore new interests. It can also serve as a great introduction to a number of subjects that children may not otherwise pursue.Do you want to learn more? Visit Developmental Preschool and Kindergarten
Both Kindergarten and Preschool have different goals and requirements. They are both designed to prepare children for kindergarten and prepare them for later life by aiding in their cognitive and physical development, while preparing them for their entry into the formal school environment. While the focus of Preschool is to provide children with a solid foundation of education, for both academics and everyday life skills, Kindergarten aims to build critical thinking and communication skills, as well as help them develop their self esteem and confidence. It also aims to increase their social interactivity, creativity, and sense of self-worth.
However, although both aim to prepare children for kindergarten, they do not offer similar content. While children learn basic academic concepts in Kindergarten, they usually don’t learn the same concepts that will be taught to them in elementary school. In Kindergarten, children learn social skills, while they learn these skills in pre-kindergarten. The social skills that they learn in preschool can help them in all aspects of life including friendships, sports, recreation, and most importantly, in becoming citizens. On the other hand, the curriculum in pre-kindergarten tends to be more focused on practical education and less focused on socialization. This makes it difficult for children to adapt to the new social environment that will be present in kindergarten.