PRE SCHOOL

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Preschool education (or infant education) in The Fisher Valley College is the provision of learning to children before the commencement of statutory and obligatory education, usually between the ages of zero and three or five, depending on the jurisdiction.

The child’s quest to satisfy the needs of success/worth, fun/enjoyment, freedom/choice, and belonging/respect/love forms the basis for healthy development and life-long learning. Preschoolers are dependent upon an instructor for acquisition of knowledge. This early learning requires development of factual knowledge, skills, and training. The child must build initial schema by adopting knowledge from the instructor through use of the child’s own senses. This acquisition of knowledge through Visual/Spatial, Musical/Rhythmic, and Bodily Kinesthetic intelligences requires an instructor to demonstrates, manipulate, observe, measure, and modify behavioral change in a specified direction, and to encourage the preschool child to discover that there is no distinction between learning and having fun. Typically, such conditioned responses, memorization of facts, rules, and terminology, are done through stimulation of the senses which is consistent. The use of natural consequences, rather than punishment, develops a sense of belonging, freedom, power, and fun that enables the child to make good personal choices, take responsibility for their own actions, and instigate needed personal growth. Young children are vulnerable to self-blame that can results in a sense of helplessness, which diminishes achievement.