Get Your Children off to Early Start with Preschool

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Get Your Children off to Early Start with Preschool


Byline: Paula Eaton

Many studies have been conducted proving early education for our children helps them throughout their life.

Not only does it help them with their learning and cognitive abilities but it can be very valuable to the development of their social skills.

Teaching our children at a young age these important skills will promote a solid foundation for a great future. Especially in today's fast paced, hi-tech world, our children are faced with learning much more than generations past.

Preschool is a great place to give them a good start. Lucky for us, the South Elgin Parks and Recreation Department offers a comprehensive preschool program for ages 2 to 4.

For the youngest group, 2 by Sept. 1, the "Intro to Preschool" class is being beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays.

This program is designed to introduce your child to a play group environment. Art projects, songs, books and social skill development will be a major part of the play group. Teachers will introduce the children to fine and gross motor skills. Parents are encouraged to attend the first two Saturdays with their child. Cost for this program is $30 for residents and $35 for nonresidents.

"Pals C & D" is the program designed for the next age group.

This class takes the 3-year-old to the school environment. Children will learn their colors, shapes, letters and numbers. Teachers will introduce the children to fine and gross motor skills. …

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