Preschool education or Infant education Law and Legal Definition

Preschool education or infant education is the childhood education during the period from infancy to age five or six, before the commencement of statutory and obligatory education. In preschool program, children combine learning with play in a program run by professionally trained adults. A high quality preschool improves achievement, behavior, and school readiness for economically disadvantaged children.

Different types of preschools are:

(1)Private preschools- Usually private preschools operate for profits, independent nonprofits, and programs sponsored by religious organizations;

(2)Head Start: - Head Start provides free education for young children in low-income families in the U.S.; and

(3)Public Preschool- Public Preschools are administered by the local school board or by an independent contractor paid by particular state.