---Why Our Preschool 
 
Children gain a lot from going to preschool because they become exposed to numbers, letters, and shapes there. But, more importantly, they develop social and emotional skills and learn how to get along with other children, to share and to contribute.
 
Findings show that children who attend high-quality preschool enter schools with better prereading skills, richer vocabularies, and stronger basic math skills than those who do not.
 
Preschool provides a foundation for learning, both socially and academically.
Young children are naturally curious and observant. They want to learn the skills that their families and society value — such as reading the instructions for assembling a toy, or selecting the correct bills or coins to pay for a purchase. To prepare children for the academic demands of school, teachers will offer a wide variety of games and activities that will help them acquire necessary academic but also social skills.
 
Preschool will help your child develop socially and emotionally.
In preschool, your children will learn how to compromise, be respectful towards others, and solve problems. Preschool will provide a place where your child will gain a sense of self, explore, play with their peers, and build confidence. Kids in preschool usually discover that they are capable and that they can do things for themselves. They will learn wonders – from small tasks like pouring their own juice and helping set snack tables, to tackling bigger issues like making decisions, working out problems, and self-regulation.
 
Preschool will help your children find answers to their numerous questions.
Preschoolers start asking some wonderful questions about the world around them, like “what happens to the water after the rain? Do birds play?” Preschool will teach your children to find answers through exploration, experimentation, and conversation.
 
Preschool will prepare children for elementary school

Don’t be afraid that focus on development of pre-math and pre-literacy skills will make your child grow up too soon. These will not cut into important play time that every child deserves. Our high-quality preschool program is based on learning through play, so learning is fun!

 
 
Lake Harriet UM Preschool is a nonprofit educational organization of Lake Harriet United Methodist Church. The administration of the school is provided by the Director and the Preschool Board.