Preschool is an amazing place where magic happens. The teachers in a preschool are some of the most chipper, imaginative, and patient people you will meet. The students are more excited about learning than at any other age and parents are willing, loving, and interested in what is going on in class. Children learn so much and so fast at this age that it still amazes me after years of teaching preschoolers. Preschool years are the years children build their foundation and set their tone for learning. It is much easier to teach children a second or third language between the ages of 2 and 5 than it will be later. Preschoolers are willing to try anything to learn because they haven't learned humility or self-awareness yet and because of that, I believe, this is why they learn so quickly and easily. They aren't scared to make mistakes and jump back up and try again.
With all of this said...my favorite part of each and every day is the "AH-HA" the "magical" moment that happens with every child multiple times a day. I love when they finally learn the words to the song that we have been singing that week or can repeat the sound a letter makes when you show them different letters. I love that when you are done with every lesson the children clap and yell YAY!!!! I love how proud they are of themselves after they have learned how to use the potty and no longer need to wear diapers. Before your very eyes they are learning and new worlds are opened up to them. I wish we all still had such enthusiasm about overcoming the little things...think about how much happier the world would be!
Preschoolers see EVERYTHING differently and with a love for life and learning that truly seems to be magical!
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan
-Veronnica (Assistant Teacher in the two year old class)