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I Care for Preschoolers

Preschoolers are classified between the ages of three and five years old. Preschoolers are making developmental strides and express an interest in the world around them. They want to touch, taste, smell, hear, and test things for themselves. They are eager to learn. They learn by experiencing and by doing. Preschoolers learn from their play. They are busy developing skills, using language, and struggling to gain inner control.

Preschoolers are trying to establish themselves as their own person, separate from their parents. They can express their needs since they have greater command of language. Fears often develop during the preschool years. Common fears include new places and experiences and separation from parents and other important people. You can expect preschoolers to test you over and over again, to use inappropriate language and to act very silly. Preschoolers may still have trouble getting along with other children and sharing may still be difficult. With their imaginations still developing, they may have trouble telling fantasy from reality. They may also have imaginary friends. Preschoolers need clear and simple rules so that they know the boundaries of acceptable behavior.

How can we help you and and the children in your care?

  • Preschool age care providers may contact 4C for specific training and technical assistance.
  • 4C may provide resources for staff orientation and specific preschool age care needs.
  • 4C can provide resources focusing Kindergarten readiness.

For more information contact 4C, at 866-200-5909 or

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