The Benefits of Early Childhood Education

642 WordsJan 26, 20183 Pages
The prominence of early childhood education in children’s lives is now beyond questions. An initial start to life is well recognized as the foundation to future development. Not only have the children who participate in early childhood program get benefit but also the families and community. “It has been shown that children who attended early childhood centres of high quality were more successful at school, remained at school longer, and continued to achieve more after they had left school. They grew up feeling a sense of belonging in their community and society and were more able to take control of their own lives (Early Childhood Development, 2001). Children who attend early childhood program become more confident and competent in day to day activities and tend to be more successful in their later school. Further, parents’ and community have lots of various opinions on what quality indicators an early childhood education should have, but I have selected three major indicators such as stable staffing and consistent care giving, partnership with parents and families, and a planned curriculum, to discuss in detail. In my opinion, stable staffing and consistent care giving is a therapy which goes hand in hand. A care giver is a trusted adult friend, role model or teacher who can give the children safe boundaries and build trust in others. Stable staffing and care giving involves not only writing care plans but also meeting their social and emotional needs, so that
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