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Why Pre-K 4 SA

The Importance of Preschool

Pre-K 4 SA and programs like it create future students that love to learn, are confident, ask questions, and eagerly participate in their education—and eventually, their communities.

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Children who experience high-quality early learning:

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Ages 3 and 4 are critical

90% of brain development occurs before the age of five, which means that the way our brains are structured for the rest of our lives is determined at a very early age. High-quality education capitalizes on this critical time to provide children with a foundation for academic learning and executive function—life-long skills that equip children with the means to solve problems and persist through challenges.

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Successful students become empowered and engaged citizens

Engaged citizens have been taught from a young age that they can make a difference and have the power to control their destiny. They have been taught to care deeply about their culture and their community. They know how to solve problems and interact well with others. They learn from mistakes and accept responsibility. They have been given the self-confidence and critical thinking skills as a child that lead them to be successful in grade school, high school, and beyond. They strive to better the world around them—and their world is San Antonio.