Early Education: 10 Reasons Why

  1. Brain development is highest during the first four years of life.
    Children are able to learn at a rapid rate and want and need to learn new information.
  2. Structure is vital for the young preschooler and the child thrives in a loving, structured environment with stimulating colors, sounds, textures, classroom layout, varying activities and books. The child learns routine and expectations and begins to look forward to the next activity.
  3. Social skills are important to learn at an early age rather than waiting until Kindergarten age or later. One of the reasons older children may have difficulty in school is that they never really learned the social skills in preschool. Social skills such as learning how to listen, nice talk, brave talk, taking turns, acceptance of multi-cultural differences, apologies, when to say please and thank you, how to speak in a group, helping each other, learning compassion andempathy.
  4. Academics at a young age is now being emphasized more than in past years because there is more research substantiating that a child is able to learn and perform more than what we used to expect.
  5. Early education assures parents of the safety of their children throughout the week. Along with the time spent at school, children enjoy learning curriculums, field trips, play, and socialization.
  6. Being introduced to the learning process is an important step for young children. They soon embark on a whole new world of learning. These children are not only experiencing normal brain growth, but verbal and physical skills as well.
  7. The first five years of a child’s life are fundamentally important. They are the foundation that shapes children’s future health, happiness, growth, development and learning achievement at school, in the family and community, and in life in general.
  8. Children learn more quickly during their early years than at any other time in life. They need love and nurturing to develop a sense of trust and security that turns into confidence as they grow.
  9. Some studies show that children attending pre-school are more likely to graduate and pursue higher education, and be well integrated socially as an adult.
  10. When young children learn about the nation and the world from the perspectives of the diverse groups that shaped historical and contemporary events, they will be better able to participate in personal, social, and civic actions that are essential for citizens in a global and interdependent society.