Documented Longer-Term Benefits
Other advantages found include higher rates of graduation from high-school and lower rates of behavioral difficulties.
We find in our classrooms when there are smaller groups and staff-child ratios are low, teachers provide stimulating, responsive, warm and supportive interactions more consistently. More individualized attention is observed and engaged, active dialogue is used more often with the children. Teachers spend less time managing and more time in educational activities.
We find preschool programs and preschool lessons provide more value when delivered in a warm, supportive environment with individual attention consistently available. This supports security, stability and confidence-building as direct preparation for larger kindergarten classrooms.
Low Child-Staff Ratios Predict High-Quality Preschool Class Experiences:
Studies provide evidence of a link between small class-size and overall-quality of preschool education within the classroom. We feel this is due to the natural progression for all small children when graduating from the classroom of being at the side of the mother who is always teaching in a loving, one-on-one manner.