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Is Virtual Preschool Really a Thing? YES!
posted by: Alana | February 19, 2015, 12:03 AM   


Amidst discussion of universal preschool, a new form of preschool has emerged out of the tech world - and it’s opening up the doors for school choicer supporters all across the globe.


Here’s how it’s supposed to work:


  • Parents subscribe to a program of their choosing ranging from $80 to $645 annually and varying weekly time commitments.
  • Each program contains digital books, songs, games, and an activity guide for the parents.
  • Children spend time learning on a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
  • Parents follow-up with weekly activities and nightly book readings.
  • And in more in-depth learning packages, parents discuss student progress and customized activity suggestions moving forward in the child’s development in the program.


For VINCI education, virtual preschool aims to take the natural inclination of a child’s desire to learn, and fuses it with individualized, hands-on play that utilizes practical every-day skills. These skills in-turn provide a solid foundation for students entering into kindergarten, very much like one would develop in a Montessori school setting.


Ultimately, this digital approach to preschool doesn’t just target the child’s cognitive development, it also relies heavily on parent-focused interaction to help them how to be a more active participant in their child’s educational development.


For teachers participating in similar programs, not only can they teach lasting lessons to their students, but they’re also given the satisfaction of giving parents more “visibility” into what their children do each day.


The concept is predicted to be beneficial for students entering traditional classrooms in Kindergarten.


Do you support virtual preschool as an option in education?

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