Top 3 Benefits of Starting Preschool Before Age 4


This article is sponsored by Central Christian Academy Preschool in Wichita, KS.

Why Preschool Before Age 4?

Early Education:

  • Literacy & phonological awareness: While a three-year-old isn’t reading or writing yet, everything they are doing is preparing them for the future necessary skills to do so. In the 4 & 5-year-old classes, students use Handwriting Without Tears curriculum. 
  • Fine motor: Strengthening hand muscles is a pre-writing skill. If a child doesn’t have adequate fine motor skills, correctly using a pencil to write will be a challenge no matter their age. Studies are showing the increase of screens has been detrimental to developing fine motor skills at home. 
  • Gross motor: Supports cognitive development as children must use problem-solving skills and spatial awareness to coordinate movements. 

Social and Emotional Skills:

  • Modeling emotional regulation: Students practice how to express emotions in a way that is appropriate and observe positive coping strategies from loving teachers.
  • Providing consistent routines: Clear expectations help preschoolers know they are secure. This confidence supports their ability to regulate their big emotions. 
  • Social skills: Preschool gives endless opportunities for sharing, taking turns, and peer cooperation. 

Fostering Independence:

  • Encouraging self-help skills: Students are encouraged to do as much as possible on their own. Students can do more than we think! 
  • Practicing decision making skills: Choices are the name of the game! CCAP provides opportunities for children to be guided in making age-appropriate decisions.
  • Opportunities for creativity: Exploration, creative art, and hands-on activities allow young learners to be engaged from the very beginning, fostering an early love of learning. Bonus: the shaving cream and paint are on our floors and not yours!

Why Choose Central Christian Academy Preschool?

  • About CCAP 
    We are educating and developing students as young as 2 ½ years-old to have devoted hearts, renewed minds, and courageous souls.
  • Christ-Centered Education
    CCA and CCAP partner with the Christian home and local church to educate and equip students to reach their full academic, physical, and spiritual potential in Jesus Christ. 
  • Kindergarten Readiness
    Experienced and nurturing staff use hands-on curriculum to build a love of learning and ensure students enter kindergarten with confidence. 
  • Individual Attention
    CCAP is blessed to be able to offer classes with extremely low student-to-teacher ratios. The younger classes are a 6 to 1 student-to-teacher ratio with a maximum of 12 students. The older classes are 8 to 1 student-to-teacher ratio with a maximum of 16 students. (As a reference the state of Kansas allows a ratio of 10 to 1, with up to 20 students in a classroom.) 
  • Community
    Parents and children find meaningful relationships where shared faith and values are the foundation. Through lots of fun on-campus events, you will find your school family.
  • New this year: Lunch Bunch
    Through this new CCAP program, parents have the option to extend the school day for 1 ½ hours one day/week for an added fee.

Learn More About CCAP

Click here to learn more about tuition and class schedules.

Click here to begin an application or request more information. Enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year begins February 1!

For more information about student life and academics, visit our website at You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram.

Central Christian Academy Preschool is a ministry of Central Christian Church. CCAP provides 3-hour classes with various schedule options. Through their years at preschool, students will grow in their knowledge of Jesus and be ready for kindergarten. 

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