Today I am incredibly frustrated. I believe it only takes one person to create change. Perhaps not right away or overnight, but things do eventually change. I do think they begin to change with the voice of at least one person. If you don't speak up, things just keep going the way they always have. There is no change. There is no growth.
If people didn't speak up, history would be a lot different. It's as if people now have forgotten our past, the history that was because others spoke up, others used their voices and demanded change. I can't understand what people are afraid of? Is it really that important what others think of you? You do realize that you are not alone, and others feel the same way, they just may not be ready to say something. It takes the voice of one person to lead, to make waves.
I had to sit down and write this out. Others are binge-watching shows and working out (More power to them! Go for it!) during their quarantines, and honestly, I've taken this time to start saying something (FINALLY!!). I am writing to policymakers, legislators, Governors, Mayors, etc. I am doing all of the things I told my self I would do if I had just a little more time. I'm advocating, not just planning too. I'm taking a stand. I am sharing my thoughts. I am trying to create change with my words!
You get my point, and I won't keep preaching. Just please know your feelings, ideas, and thoughts do matter. Please share them. Please share them with the world. Be the voice of change! Don't hold back!
Here are a few of the reasons why preschool is essential.
The development of social-emotional skills is one of the biggest reasons for a child to enter into a preschool program. They need that interaction with their peers. They need to learn to deal with others. To work with others. To share and take turns. To follow instructions. This is something that is difficult when you are not given the opportunity to be away from your parent and with your peers—learning how to be a friend, learning how to make friends. This vital life long skill needs to be practiced with peers. Children need the group experiences they get at preschool.
Preschool also offers exposure to Letters, Numbers, Shapes, Rhyming, patterns, beginning math concepts, Literacy skills, logic, problem-solving, science, imaginative and cooperative play, fine and gross motor skills, independence, language skills…. It is quite the list. It is an extensive list. The list keeps going; these are only a few of the essential skills learned from a child’s time in preschool.
When a child attends a high-quality preschool, they leave that school, entering into elementary school with better pre-reading skills, richer vocabularies, and stronger basic math skills. The opportunity to be in a structured setting with a routine gets children ready for what their Kindergarten day will be like.
The first 5 years of life are the most important. This time shapes who a child will become in life. It sounds extreme but it is the truth. It is the job of the preschool teacher to ensure the child has a solid foundation in which all other education is built upon.
Early Childhood Advocate, Preschool teacher and owner. Bachelors in Child Development. Masters in Early Childhood Studies. Current Doctoral Student.
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