Why preschool matters for childhood development
January 13 2014
Preschool plays an immensely important role in your child’s early development, since this is an important stage of life for your child’s intellectual, physical, social and emotional development. During this time, the growth of physical and mental abilities progresses at a significant rate, with the bulk of learning taking place from birth to age of six.
At this stage of your child’s development, he/she requires high quality care and learning experiences. Education starts for your child from the day you bring them home from the hospital and will continue as your child starts attending preschool and playgroups.
Research backs up the benefits of preschool
There is much research on this topic and findings confirm the long-term benefits that early and preschool education offer children (Barnett, 2002). Most research on early education has focused on its long lasting effects on children’s IQ scores.
Preschool education forms the foundation of your child’s future education and development. The knowledge and skills that your child develops, as well as their aptitudes, during their preschool years will have a dramatic impact on their future educational success when formal schooling begins.
Kids today are expected to comprehend more before even beginning kindergarten, and quality preschool education will actively promote and encourage the development of your child’s healthy self-esteem.
Studies found that children who do not receive this fundamental educational and social stimulation during their preschool years may fall behind their peers when they begin their post preschool education.
At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies, we work hard to provide each of our students with the exclusive preschool education they need for wholesome childhood development. To learn more about our National AdvancED Accreditation and our exclusive Brain Waves Curriculum, visit our website or contact us today.
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