The Importance of Early Childhood Education

1141 WordsJun 22, 20125 Pages
The Importance of Early Childhood Education It is crucial for a child to receive early education because it is the time for growing, forming, and brain development. Children between the ages of 0 to 6 go through stages of acquiring specific skills like, sensorial, language, math, social, and cognitive. In those stages children have the ability to soak up and retain information, some people say like a sponge. As parents it is our duty to make sure we are stimulating our children’s mind between the ages of birth and 6 years. Parents have the opportunity to nurture and educate on all levels throughout a child’s life and should take that opportunity to make sure their child is taught properly. To ensure a successful future for a child it is…show more content…
There were 57 infants that where assigned to the program and 54 infants that were not given the program. Then the study did a follow up assessment at ages 12 and 15 and it revealed that children in the program had significantly higher scores in reading and math than the children that did not attend the program. There was also another assessment at age 21 that showed that the children that was in the program graduated or was enrolled in college. Hattie B. Cooper Community Center says, “85% of who you are is developed by age 5. The human brain develops more rapidly between those years than during any other subsequent period.” Children who attend a preschool program develop language and school skills, and have fewer behavioral problems than their peers. They have a high school completion rate of 20% higher, 42% lower rate of juvenile arrest, and 52% reduction in abuse and neglect than their peers who did not attend a preschool program. According to Wikipedia there are three psychosocial developments that a child goes through between the ages of birth and 12 years of age. There is cognitive development that has four stages, emotional development, and social development. The four major stages of cognitive development are sensorimotor stage, preoperational stage, concrete operation stage, and formal operation stage. All the stages involve development of intelligence, language skills, memory,
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