3 Reasons to Consider Online Preschool
Numerous studies have shown that preschool provides life-long benefits for children, both academically, and in other areas of life. In fact, whether children are adequately prepared to enter kindergarten can have a profound effect on their overall well-being, self-esteem, and motivation.
So it’s important to ensure that kids are prepared both academically and developmentally before beginning school. While sending children to preschool, or trying to provide children with learning opportunities at home were once the only options available to parents, today some families are turning to online preschool programs to provide their children with the educational foundation they need.
Embark12 is an online preschool program that provides parents with an affordable, high-quality, home-based option for preparing children to begin kindergarten. The award-winning pre-K program offers hundreds of online and hands-on activities in core subjects including math, language arts, science, social studies, art, and music.
If you’d like to see what Embark12 looks like in action, visit our Games and Activities section where you can try out many activities from the program for free, and read on to learn about some of the benefits of online preschool with Embark12.
3 Reasons to Consider Embark12 Online Preschool
Studies have shown that students’ future success in school is based in large part on their academic readiness upon entering kindergarten. It’s crucial to engage kids in learning activities and spark excitement about learning in their earliest years of development, to prepare them not only for kindergarten, but for life.
Embark12 is based on the latest research in early learning and is aligned with state and national standards, so parents can be sure their kids will enter kindergarten prepared. If you’re not sure if your child is ready for kindergarten, here are some key factors to look for.
Early reading and writing practice
With pediatricians now recommending reading aloud to children from birth, it’s clear that when it comes to fostering literacy, it’s never too soon start. Embark12 offers a fun and engaging way to nurture early reading and writing skills and encourage children to be independent and confident learners. Embark12 Online makes use of narration, animation, video, music and songs to engage children, while the Comprehensive version includes online activities, as well as flashcards, classic children’s literature, and other offline materials.
Variety and customization
With over 800+ activities and lessons, parent-led and independent learning opportunities, and hands-on and online activities, Embark12 offers a fun and innovative approach that can be customized to meet your child’s and your family’s needs. Some families use Embark12 as their primary preschool program, while others use it to supplement their child’s preschool education. Some families homeschool or online school exclusively, while others use Embark12 to prepare young children to enter traditional kindergarten. Learn more about how real families use Embark12, here.
Embark12 Online and Embark12 Comprehensive are both currently on sale, along with K12’s wide array of independent study courses for students in grades K-12. The sale runs from August 1 – September 15 and includes:
- 10% on early learning including Embark12 Comprehensive, Embark12 Online, and Noodleverse Language Arts (K-3)
- 10% on independent study courses (K-12)
- 5% on teacher supported courses
To order, call 866.609.9579 or buy online now and use promo code K12Fall14.
Ashley MacQuarrie began writing professionally more than ten years ago and has covered education, technology, current events, pop culture, and other topics. A former homeschooler, she studied English and Film & New Media, graduating with a bachelor's degree from San Diego State University. Ashley has classroom experience working with children who have autism and other special needs. She has also tutored students from kindergarten through college and taught English to teens and adults at a language school in London.