The purposes of Early Childhood Programs, according to Child Care Exchange, range from stimulation and development to nurturing and a love of learning. The list even includes supporting parents as a child’s first teacher. You can view the percentages of importance at the full post here: The Purpose of Early Childhood Education
Early childhood education is beneficial for children ages 3, 4 and 5. It’s also often referred to as preschool, pre-kindergarten, day care, nursery school or early education. No matter the name, each serves the same purpose: to prepare young children for their transition into elementary school. ~Livestrong
And, beyond elementary I might add!
The Purpose Of Early Education and Education Beyond!
“The purpose of education, really, is to give children life skills.”
Education is not just for today and tomorrow. It’s like a life course. Early Childhood Programs help children learn how to learn, how to develop solutions to problems. It teaches steps and processes while increasing confidence.
As parents and educators, we need to learn how to enhance children’s learning of life skills from resilience to social interactions to having fun with life! It’s a big job, but worthy endeavor.
The Purpose Of Early Childhood Programs:
- Help Children Learn and Develop
- Stimulate The Brain
- Improve Social Skills
- Increase Health and Wellness- Physical and Emotional
- Support Parents, Family, and Community
- Help Children Live Their Best Lives!
There are even societal benefits from better health for individuals, affecting health care costs, and economic benefits.