Is preschool really worth the cost? Do the benefits last after class ends? Can kids learn everything they would in preschool from their parents?

At The Art Farm NYC, we’ve heard just about every preschool myth under the sun. Many of these myths, though untrue, come from an understandable place. In today’s post, we’re going to look at three of the most common preschool myths we hear and evaluate their accuracy. If you still have additional questions when you’ve finished reading this post, please get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help!

Have You Heard These Common Preschool Myths?

Myth #1: Preschool Is Just Singing and Dancing

This is one of the most common — and inaccurate — myths about preschool you’ve probably heard at some point. The claim that preschool is just singing and dancing comes from a broader assumption that there is no structure or rigor in a preschool class.

While we can’t speak for other NYC preschools, ours is structured from start to finish in a way that helps your child learn everything from interpersonal communication to cooking and science. Yes, we do include singing and dancing in our preschool classes, but it’s in the service of helping children develop motor coordination and a love of music!

Myth #2: Preschool Is Out of My Price Range

Many parents wonder if preschool is a worthwhile purchase for their child, or they just assume that it’s completely out of their price range. It’s no secret that NYC preschools can be costly, but The Art Farm NYC offers fair, affordable pricing that allows you to invest in your child’s future.

Moreover, as we discussed in a previous blog post, several notable analyses have found that investing in preschool can return between $7 and $9 for every $1 invested. That’s an ROI you won’t find almost anywhere else!

Myth #3: My Child Could Get the Same Education at Home

Another concern we often hear is that parents believe that they can give their child the same educational building blocks from the comfort of their own home. Unfortunately, this simply isn’t the case.

First and foremost, there’s a social element your child misses out on if they never attend preschool. You simply can’t replicate a classroom in your living room. Moreover, we employ highly qualified teachers who specialize in early education, animal sciences, music education, and more.

The Art Farm NYC also offers unique experiences we’re confident your child won’t get anywhere else. As just one of many possible examples, we bring in live animals from our farm to help our preschoolers get to know more about their environments, diets, behaviors, and more. You won’t find any other NYC preschool offering up-close-and-personal experiences with such a wide range of animals!


Would you like to learn more about preschool? Check out some of our other blog posts!

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