Children Who Do Not Attend Preschool

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On average, 50% of children in the United States do not attend preschool (Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count, 2012). For many children, the most important and vital schooling comes before they even enter kindergarten. Children who attend preschool before entering kindergarten do not only learn things such as counting and their ABC’s but they are offered a chance to learn social and emotional skills, how to interact with other children, and how to network in a structured setting. Children who do not have the opportunity to learn these essential advantages are not as prepared for kindergarten as children who have (Linda Broatch, M.A., 2013). Many children enter kindergarten without ever having the opportunity to be in a structured environment. These children struggle learning new rules, guidelines, and procedures that are necessary to know when attending kindergarten. Between the ages of 3 and 5, a child 's vocabulary grows from about 900 to 2,500 words, and his/her sentences become more complex (Linda Broatch, M.A., 2013). Attending preschool helps children expand their vocabulary at a young age. It also gives them a chance to use their senses to explain and discover why things happen. The research proposal, as presented in this paper, will focus on the effects of children who attend preschool before kindergarten. The psychological perspective in which I will view this problem is the positive psychology perspective (Hockenbury, 2011). I believe that attending
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