Research has indicated preschool education has a positive impact on learning and development. Preschool may have direct effects on cognitive abilities that lead to long-term impacts on children’s lives by enhancing children’s chances of academic success. Preschool also may affect children more broadly by fostering their commitment to school and ability to persist in achieving their goals.
The most effective preschool programs do not just focus on improving children’s cognitive test scores but also emphasize general approaches to learning and social and emotional development. The Little Elm ISD prekindergarten program provides opportunities for children to learn and take the initiative to make choices in their activities.