Discussions around early childhood education or (ECE) have been a hot topic for some time. Most people want the best for their children and if you are one of those people, then ECE should be something that you take very seriously. Because of the increased interest in ECE there has been an increase in the amount of research into the area, some studies show that there are some really important things to bear in mind when thinking about your child’s learning in earlier years.
There is more help than ever before
Fortunately, with an increase of interest and subsequent studies being undertaken it means that ECE is under the spotlight more so now than ever before meaning that there is more on offer in terms of schooling than there has been in the past. The subject has been taken so seriously in some countries that there are even ECE government policies being put in place and with such this should mean that more initiatives and subsidized early learning care will be available. The earliest time to enroll your child in an international school is in the early learning program and they can remain until the end of high school.
Creatures of habit
As humans, we are creatures of habit and as logic proves to us, the more we do something, generally speaking the better we get. As such the earlier your child learns to read, write, communicate and mix in different environments the better grounding it should give them for further or adult education. The earlier your child learns to learn, the better, it won’t come as so much of a surprise to them later on down the line.
It is clear to see when visiting schools or speaking with students and parents of the best performing students why they are the best performing students, it is because their parents have taken an active role in ensuring that their children are exposed to a range of learning facilities as early as possible.
Repetition is key
This might sound a little ‘careless’ certainly if you are looking at a future of International studies for your child, however, the fact remains that one of the foundations of learning is repetition. The content is hugely important, but underneath all of that, understanding that one of the core reasons for success in learning is repetition will help you build a solid foundation for your child. A lack of repetition could mean the difference between your child simply ‘knowing’ something or actually ‘understanding’ what they know.
The long and the short
Get your child learning as early as possible, give them the very best chance that they can possibly have at their future education by getting them prepared, the earlier the better.