Benefits of Early Childhood Education

Benefits of Early Childhood Education
  1. Socialization:
    Socialization with people other than the child’s family in a safe environment is an essential foundation element to the below areas…
  2. Concept of Cooperation:
    Learning how to share, cooperate, take turns and persevere within a safe learning environment, guided by professionals who have the children’s best interests at heart…
  3. Encouraging Holistic Development:
    The approach taken to build a strong foundation for a child’s emotional, social, physical and mental development…
  4. Enthusiasm for Lifelong Learning:
    We need to inspire a thirst for learning with eagerness and enthusiasm…
  5. Convey the Value of Education Through Experience:
    While parents will always be the most important influence on a child’s early life, introducing [children] to a preschool environment provides them with a new perspective on the importance of education that will remain with them throughout their schooling journey…
  6. Respect:
    There is no better place to learn this virtue than in a hectic preschool environment, where everything is shared and civility and manners are both taught and learned organically.
  7. Teamwork:
    Demonstrating and instilling the importance of teamwork that can teach respect for the opinions of others, listening, cooperation and equality…
  8. Resilience:
    It’s important that early childhood educators and parents work together to develop resilience in children as early as possible…
  9. Concentration:
    During preschool years, children explore at every opportunity to discover new experiences, new friends and new environments…
  10. Patience:
    Children need opportunities to be involved in an abundance of social experiences, where they can explore and practice the social skill of patience…
  11. Confidence and Self-Esteem:
    A strong sense of well-being provides children with confidence, optimism and self-esteem which will encourage children to explore their talents, skills and interests…
  12. Exposure to Diversity:
    Valuing difference and diversity are crucial to a child’s early development…

 

by Vicki Palmer, The Huffington Post, August 6, 2015