More Children in Preschools

More Children in PreschoolsMore Children in Preschools

The number of preschoolers registered for the new academic year (starts September 23) has increased by 26% compared to the previous year.

So far, 627,000 children have enrolled in preschools, said Marziyeh Gard, head of non-government schools at the Ministry of Education.

The number of pre-schools across the country has also increased to 19,000 from 11,000 last year, ISNA quoted her as saying.

There’s increasing evidence that children benefit from preschool as they learn how to socialize and communicate. Also, children who attend preschool are better prepared with reading skills and have richer vocabulary and stronger basic math skills when they enter primary school, than those who do not attend preschool, she noted.