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Why Educate Children 5 or Younger?

Some experts suggest that “the sooner the better” for early childhood education. There is no silver bullet for a lifetime of personal and professional fulfillment. But research shows that high-quality early childhood education is a tremendous tool for promoting academic, occupational ,and social success.

What is the purpose of Early Childhood Education?

  1. Language and Literacy - Language is the cornerstone for literacy development. It develops a child's enthusiasm for books and reading by teaching them how to communicate using gestures, sounds, and words.

  2. Thinking - Children are born with a desire to comprehend. Kids practice math basics like counting and sorting as well as problem-solving skills that they will need in school.

  3. Self Control - The ability to express and manage emotions appropriately is critical for academic success and overall growth. It helps kids work together, cope with frustration, and find solutions to problems.

  4. Self Confidence - Children who feel competent and confident are more willing to take on new challenges.

What does a High Quality Early Childhood Education Program look like?

  • Small class sizes with low student-teacher ratios and adequate learning time

  • Engaging classroom environments and teachers who are well-prepared

  • Early childhood education standards and curriculum based on scientific research

  • Academic, social-emotional, and physical progress assessments for children

  • Ongoing teacher support including coaching and mentoring

  • Meaningful family engagement

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