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What is the difference between Preschool and Pre K?

Asked by E. Stanley, Last updated: Feb 18, 2020

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J. Rogers, Rosshazlewood, MA, Birmingham

Answered Dec 01, 2019

There are a few notable differences between preschool and pre-K. The preschool system has a play-oriented structure, and it integrates daycare. It is not well structured for advanced learning.

Preschool focuses on developing self-help skills and problem-solving skills. The pre-K system has a more organized structure for learning. It is a class level before kindergarten.

Pre-k has a structure similar to a school environment that focuses on advanced learning, such as science, art, math, and skill development. Children must pass through pre-K before attending kindergarten. Pre-K program is designed for children from the age of 4, but children between ages 2 to 4 are accepted in preschool.

 

E. James

E. James

Answered Nov 20, 2019

The primary difference between preschool and pre-k is the age at which the pupil can be enrolled. The focus of preschool tends to be more on playful learning, while pre-k class will specifically involve a child in areas that will be taught in kindergarten.

Preschool is the first step towards a class set up after daycare for any child. Pre-k is a class level before kindergarten. At this stage, children continue building skills and working independently as a result of higher confidence.

It also allows them to accomplish in-depth projects with their peers at an experienced level and understanding. Pre-k is centered around higher learning, such as math, science, and critical thinking. Preschool equips kids with self-help and problem- solving skills through learning.

 

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