Pre-kindergarten (known as Pre-K) is a voluntary classroom-based preschool program for children below the age of five. It is typically delivered through a preschool or within the first year of an elementary school. Pre-kindergarten schooling plays an important role in early childhood education: It attempts to prepare children to succeed in school. There are also different methods of homeschooling a pre-k student, such as the Montessori and Waldorf methods:
The Montessori Method was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori in the early 1900s. It's a specific child-centered method of education that involves child-led activities, classrooms with children of varying ages and teachers who encourage independence among their pupils.
The Waldorf method of teaching is a unique educational strategy that encourages a broad curriculum in order to create well-rounded students. The curriculum typically includes academics, art and music education, physical education, and emotional and social education. The goal is to produce individuals able to create meaning in their own lives. Teachers are encouraged to explore new topics and allow themselves to be guided by the exploration of the students. There are no grades given in a Waldorf elementary school.
Our pre-k homeschool instructors can work with you and your preschooler to determine the best-fit study method and curriculum!
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