At Shaws Preschool, we believe it’s never too early to start instilling essential skills that will shape the leaders and innovators of tomorrow. Our unique program goes beyond traditional classroom learning to introduce entrepreneurship concepts to children as young as preschool age.

Why Start Early?

Research shows that early exposure to entrepreneurship fosters creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. By introducing these concepts at a young age, we empower children to think innovatively and develop a mindset geared towards success.

How Our Program Works

At Shaws Preschool, we understand that children learn best through hands-on experiences. That’s why our entrepreneurship program is designed to be engaging and interactive. Here’s how it works:

1. Brainstorming Ideas: We encourage our young entrepreneurs to brainstorm ideas for a small business project. From handmade crafts to mini bake sales, the possibilities are endless! This process fosters creativity and teaches children to think outside the box.

2. Planning and Preparation: Once a business idea is chosen, we guide the children through the planning process. This includes determining materials needed, setting a budget, and creating a timeline for the project. These activities teach valuable skills such as organization, time management, and basic financial literacy.

3. Bringing Ideas to Life: The children then have the opportunity to bring their ideas to life! Whether it’s crafting colourful bracelets or baking delicious cookies, they take pride in creating products to share with others. This hands-on experience boosts their confidence and teaches the importance of hard work and perseverance.

4. Marketing and Sales: Our program also includes teaching essential marketing and sales skills. From designing eye-catching posters to practicing sales pitches, children learn how to effectively promote their products and communicate with customers.

5. Sales Event: The culmination of our entrepreneurship project is the sales event. Here, our young entrepreneurs showcase their hard work and dedication to their peers, parents, and teachers. This experience reinforces the valuable lessons they’ve learned throughout the project and brings a sense of accomplishment.

Benefits of Early Entrepreneurship Education

By introducing entrepreneurship concepts in preschool, we lay the foundation for a lifetime of innovation, creativity, and success. Our program not only teaches valuable business skills but also fosters qualities such as resilience, teamwork, and problem-solving – essential for success in any field.

1. Fostering Creativity and Innovation: Entrepreneurship encourages thinking outside the box and finding creative solutions to problems. By exposing children to entrepreneurship, we’re helping them develop their innovative thinking skills.

2. Encouraging Financial Literacy: Understanding the value of money is crucial in today’s world. By introducing kids to entrepreneurship, we’re teaching them about budgeting, saving, and investing from an early age.

3. Cultivating Problem-Solving Skills and Resilience: Entrepreneurship involves facing challenges and overcoming obstacles. By exposing children to the entrepreneurial mindset, we’re teaching them resilience and how to approach problems with a solution-oriented mindset.

4. Promoting a Growth Mindset: The entrepreneurial journey is filled with ups and downs, teaching valuable lessons about perseverance and learning from failure. By introducing children to entrepreneurship, we’re instilling a growth mindset that encourages continuous learning and improvement.

5. Preparing for the Future of Work: The nature of work is changing rapidly, with more emphasis on freelancing, remote work, and entrepreneurship. By equipping children with entrepreneurial skills, we’re preparing them to thrive in an ever-evolving job market.

6. Fostering a Spirit of Social Responsibility: Entrepreneurship provides a platform for making a positive impact on the world. By introducing children to social entrepreneurship and ethical business practices, we’re instilling values of empathy, compassion, and social responsibility.

If you’re wondering how early is too early to start teaching entrepreneurship skills, the answer is simple – it’s never too early. By investing in your child’s future today, you can help them become the leaders and innovators of tomorrow.

Join us at Shaws Preschool as we inspire and empower the entrepreneurs of the future. Together, let’s shape a brighter tomorrow, one preschooler at a time. All while having fun!