social skills

Preschools Struggle to Retain Balance in Face of Academic Pressure

  • Posted on: 30 December 2013
  • By: Tina McCoy

Preschool education, and preschool special education in particular, is conflicted and confused at the present time.  With accelerated academic rigor and high level expectations in the upper grades, there has been increased academic focus placed on children in preschool in order to get them “ready” for elementary school.  That, in itself, is not a bad thing.  However, preschool curriculum cannot overlook or skim over all areas of development, particularly social-emotional development in favor of academics.