Holiday Gift Giving Guide for Your Preschooler

Holiday Gift Giving Guide for Your Preschooler
The holidays are quickly approaching and we thought you might need a few ideas for gifts! The most important thing to know is that your kids really just want quality time with you. Less is more! Think about the 4 gifts to give kids: something they need, something to read, something to wear, and something they want. Here’s a very important reminder about giving gifts to kids! To get throug...
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Transitioning from Pre-K to Kindergarten

Transitioning from Pre-K to Kindergarten
Last week, we invited the parents in our pre-K class to take part in the discussion about the transition from preschool to Kindergarten. This can be an emotional and anxiety provoking time for both preschoolers and parents. We hope to help make it as smooth as possible for everyone. At Cape Ann Preschool, we try to meet with the area Kindergarten teachers to pass along information about who you...
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I’m Home With My Kids By Choice. Why Should I Send Them To Preschool?

I’m Home With My Kids By Choice.  Why Should I Send Them To Preschool?
At Cape Ann Preschool, we believe that preschool is a place of learning and support for both the child and the parents. At preschool, we help children learn to separate from their parents, practice social skills with peers, learn self-help skills, and gain exposure to experiences and materials to which they might not at home. Teachers are trained to understand child development at this age and ...
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Parent Support

Parent Support
Preschool is as much for parents as it is for the children. We believe it is essential for us to help you understand your child better as we see them in a different context. We provide parent workshops, coffees, and group events throughout the year for parents to connect with the other families, learn from one another, and gain ideas and strategies for life with a preschooler. Some past even...
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School Readiness

School Readiness
School readiness is a measure of how prepared a child is to succeed in school, cognitively, socially and emotionally. More than a measurement, school readiness is the process of providing students the opportunity to find confidence, comfort, and aptitude at the learning new things. The transition between early childhood and formal education can often come with social and emotional hurdles. Lear...
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Group Socialization

Group Socialization
Interaction between preschool students is a vital component to their learning experience. 'Group socialization' is defined as the process whereby individuals are made aware of the behavior that others expect of them as regards the norms, values and culture of their society. For us, it's so much more than that. Why is Group Socialization vital in Preschool? As they socialize, children develop the...
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Individual Development

Individual Development
Every child develops differently, though with the right encouragement can develop a well-rounded sense of personal accomplishment, a passion for learning, and confidence. Individual (or personal) development is a measure of a student's cognitive and emotional development, focusing on self direction, self control, and other personal skills which contribute to their ability to learn. Why is Individ...
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