Pre-school, also known as nursery school or pre-primary school, is an educational institution that provides early childhood education for children typically between the ages of 3 and 5. The primary focus of pre-school is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn and grow through play and hands-on activities.
Pre-school education can be beneficial for children by providing them with a strong foundation for their future learning. It can also help children develop important social skills and improve their self-esteem and confidence. Additionally, pre-school education can also help children become more independent and better prepared for school.
Pre-schools usually follow a curriculum that is designed to prepare children for their formal education by introducing them to basic concepts such as numbers, letters, colors, shapes, and social skills. Some pre-schools also focus on developing fine and gross motor skills, as well as cognitive and emotional development.
Pre-schools can be categorized into different types such as play-based, academic-based, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Waldorf. Each type of pre-schools follows different approach and methodologies to facilitate the learning and development of children.
Preschool education typically includes activities that are designed to help children develop cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills. These activities may include:
- Literacy and numeracy: Children may learn basic
reading and writing skills, as well as number recognition and counting.
- Science and math: Children may learn basic scientific
concepts, such as the names of animals and plants, and mathematical concepts,
such as sorting and patterns.
- Social studies: Children may learn about different
cultures, communities, and the world around them.
- Creative arts: Children may engage in activities such
as drawing, painting, and music.
- Physical education: Children may participate in
activities that help develop their gross motor skills, such as running,
jumping, and climbing.
- Emotional development: Children may learn how to
express their feelings, how to communicate effectively and how to navigate
- Play: Children may engage in free play, which allows
them to explore, experiment, and express themselves in a safe and nurturing
In Nepal, pre-school education is mandatory, it is
offered as part of a school system, while in some countries it is optional or
independent. We suggest the parents to visit LRI Pre-School to find the best
fit for their child before making a decision.