We’re willing to bet that you’ve made an investment of some kind this year.
Maybe you contribute to your company’s 401K every time you get paid, or perhaps you’ve remodeled various aspects of your home with the intention of raising the resale value.
Investments come in many different forms, but they all have one thing in common — they aim to return the investor more than what was originally put in.
You’re probably wondering why we’re talking about 401Ks and remodeling projects in a blog about preschool, especially given the fact that preschool doesn’t have any direct, clear-cut monetary returns like the investments most of us are used to making.
You’re in luck if you’re curious — today’s post features three reasons why preschool is an invaluable investment you can make for your child. If you would like to learn more about how The Art Farm NYC’s preschool program can help you set your child up for success, please visit our Preschool page or give us a call to learn more.
The Benefits of Enrolling Your Child In Preschool
It Builds a Routine
Almost every parent we’ve spoken to has had at least some degree of difficulty when trying to get their child into a routine. Whether it’s brushing their teeth or finishing their vegetables at dinner, we know just how hard it can be to develop healthy routines.
Preschool is one of the best ways to help your child see the value of routines, as it provides them with a few different kinds of structure throughout the week. For one, they’ll get used to getting ready in the morning and going to class. They’ll also get used to the routines we’ve developed for our preschool program. A few of the many activities we include in our preschool program include music, art, cooking, and outdoor play.
It Inspires a Love of Learning
Every parent wants their child to develop a love of lifelong learning. At The Art Farm NYC, we share that same goal and do everything we can to help you achieve it.
Our preschool program is designed to help your child develop linguistic, cognitive, emotional, and social skills that carry over into kindergarten, grade school, and beyond. However, we help our students learn in a way that’s fun and engaging! We bring in live animals, perform science experiments, and do a variety of other hands-on activities that demonstrate just how fun learning about the world can be.
After reading this article’s introduction, you might have gotten the idea that preschool doesn’t have any measurable monetary returns on the investment. That’s true, but only in the sense that the returns typically don’t go directly back to the parents who made the investment.
An interesting report compiled by The Center for High Impact Philanthropy states that the monetary return on every dollar invested in preschool returns somewhere between $4 and $9. These savings come from the interventions that a child could circumvent by learning valuable foundational skills in preschool. From repeating grades to avoiding incarceration due to behavioral problems, preschool can provide children with a solid educational and behavioral foundation that has direct impacts on taxpayers later in life.
Learn More About Our NYC Preschool
We hope that today’s post has helped you to see why preschool is an investment you should make for your child. If you have additional questions, or if you would like to learn more about our preschool program, we invite you to reach out to us by calling our office or by filling out the form below.
We look forward to speaking with you!