Animals capture the hearts of children. Teaching how to care for animals in early learning settings can serve different purposes, from companionship to education.
Interactions with animals help children build a sense of connection with their environment. It can help them learn about nature and the difference between wild and domesticated animals. In addition, pets can help children grow more confident, improve their self-esteem, social skills and overcome fears.
Animals inspire children’s curiosity and provide children with meaningful experiences. At MGPS our educators put a great deal of thought into choosing suitable animals to introduce to children and discuss the importance of animals and how we can care for them.