12 Benefits of Early Childhood Education

By Ann Pardes

Don’t think an Early Childhood Education is beneficial? Here are 12 reasons why you should sign up your child for preschool at WJC!

1. Socialization:
Socialization with people other than the child’s family in a safe environment is an essential foundational element.

2. The 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 is 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 the 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 wellbeing 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.

Source: Huffington Post

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