A recent research project left me a bit stunned and even more motivated to discuss the importance of Early Childhood Education. For some reason, our local area has and continues to leave education less than fulfilled. Unfortunately, the idea of Early Childhood Education is pushed even farther into the shadows. The question must be raised as to “Why is this happening”? The answer is simple… we are viewing Early Childcare as daycare, a place to let children play. When in fact we should be instilling values of “school” and incorporating the fun in learning. This is how we pave the way for positive views and in turn positive achievements when children reach primary schooling age.
I encourage you to take a closer look at the importance of quality schooling in the preschool years. Never judge a book by its cover, get out there and ask questions. This creates a positive image with communication to children and it really starts important discussions about what is available to get children started off on the right foot.