Preschool is a milestone in the life of a child. Research has shown that children do better at school if their first classroom experience is governed by quality, safety and creativity. Between the ages of 2 to 6 a child must be in an environment that attends to their natural inclination to learn. Thus, each day must be filled with creative activities and positive stimuli. Teachers help their students build confidence and self esteem by exploring their talents.
For all children, even those that seem more independent than others, the beginning of their education is a step towards a new world full of promises, and a step away from a world that is familiar. Educators and parents have special techniques to support children at this time. It is of utter importance to maintain a close working relationship between the family and the school.
Before the school year begins, we invite parents to join their children at school helping them get familiar and feel safe and comfortable in their new environment. Then, once the children have adapted to the classroom, they are encouraged by their teachers to bring photos of their family to connect family and school life. At Platon School, we feel it is important from the very start to be aware of children’s feelings of hesitation and reservation and to help them smoothly adapt to changes. We empathize with a child’s concerns during this transition and we assist them in understanding themselves and their classmates.
The child is now a member of a peer group with similar interests. The school becomes the child’s link with society. At Platon a child builds self awareness by discovering his peers are similar and different, working as a member of a team they learn to respect diversity