Ever since President Obama's State of the Union address earlier this week, preschools across the nation have been getting even more attention. One KELOLAND Preschool is happy for that attention.
Lutheran Social Services has a preschool, which they have worked hard to turn into not only a fun experience, but a learning one too.
In a class room, you will hear roars of laughter and excitement, but that's not all from playing. It's actually from learning too.
"We are teaching kids to learn through having fun. It's their job to play as long as we can teach them the skills to guide them in the right direction," program administrator Brandi Flint said.
Flint says the curriculum at preschools has changed over the years because children are expected to know more even before they start school.
"I know personally talking to elementary school teachers myself, things have really progressed over the years. So things that kids are learning now in kindergarten are things kids started learning in later years in previous years. So it's very important for them to gain the skills that they need to start kindergarten," Flint said.
And while each of the learning stations around the room are designed to teach you something, the kids will tell you what they think of it.
"They are so fun," preschooler Addi DeWitt said.
That is why Flint encourages parents to really look into preschool for their kids. It could help them more than you may know.
"I don't think some parents realize what big of an impact it does make for kids to be able to be prepared to go so I think it's good that kids can be able to start early to send them on the road for success," Flint said.
LSS calls their learning style Hands on Intentional Learning. For more information on this head over to the Lutheran Social Services website.