BENEFITS OF EARLY EDUCATION
For young children, every experience or encounter presents a learning opportunity. They learn from everything they see, do, hear, feel, smell, and taste; everyone they interact (talk, play, laugh) with; and everywhere they go.
Some of the advantages of early childhood education include:
ENTHUSIASM FOR LIFELONG LEARNING
IMPROVED ATTENTION SPANS
IMPROVED SOCIAL SKILLS
Improved social skills
Children learn to engage better with other children and adults. The preschool environment allows children to acquire vital skills that allow them to listen to others and express their own ideas, make friends, share, cooperate, and become accountable for their actions.
Quality preschool programs help to build a strong foundation for the child’s physical, mental, emotional, and social development that prepare them for a lifetime.
Improved attention spans
Children are inclined to be curious and interested in discovering new things. Quality early childhood programs maximize opportunities for the discovery of new experiences, new environments, and new friends, while maintaining a balance with the ability to listen, participate in group tasks, follow directions, and work independently, all of which develop the vital life skill of concentration.
Enthusiasm for lifelong learning
Children who receive quality early childhood education are reportedly more confident and curious, which causes them to perform better in primary school and beyond. Children learn how to manage challenges and build resilience in times of difficulty; settle easily at school to reap the benefits of education faster; and acquire a long-term interest in learning different things, including playing music, dancing, singing, construction, etc.