The Importance of Early Childhood Education
Children are tiny miracles, learning and growing in important ways each day. Access to a quality early education program offers rewards in childhood, and beyond.
Did you know?
90% of your child's lifelong brain capacity develops before the age of 5.
By age three a child's brain has formed 3 quadrillion connections.
Brain development between 0-3 years is the most significant period of development the brain ever undergoes
A four-year-old's brain is TWICE as active as an adults brain.
Children are wired to learn, but without a learning-rich environment and cultivation from teachers and parents who understand how to nurture young minds, children can lag behind cognitively, socially, and emotionally. This can put them at risk in school ... and in life.
Positive effects of early education:
More likely to develop positive social and emotional skills for better self-expression, communication, and cooperation with others.
More likely to succeed in school, graduate from high school and seek higher education
More likely to be successfully employed
Less likely to be incarcerated or using public assistance.
September 2022 in Review
The first month of this class has been a blast, for both me and the kids! The theme for the month of September was Nursery Rhymes. We had fun learning “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and “The Itsy Bitsy Spider.” We also have been working on rhyming and learning the sounds and recognizing the letters A and B. Students have been working hard on how to behave in the classroom also. We have been working on walking in a quiet line, raising our hands, following directions, and sitting quietly on the rug. If this first month is anything to show how much these kids have grown already, I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year will bring! Thank you for sharing your students with us.
Next month we are going to be learning the letters C, D, E, and F. We will also be digging into learning about Fall and Pumpkins! This class is scheduled on Mondays and Wednesdays.
To register your child for this class, email Tamara directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
What a great first month, we have had so much fun in class! In September we started out learning “All about me,” how we are all different and Nursery Rhymes. We incorporated early learning math skills into our Mathtastic class. The students compared their favorite colors, ice cream flavors and how they have different size feet.
In Book Club we learned “Hey Diddle, Diddle,” and “Hickory, Dickory Dock,” and they were able to retell the nursery rhyme and identify the different parts for sequencing. We learned about both the letters “A” and “B,” the sounds they make, and identifying them. Students brought items from home each week that started with that letter for “Show and Tell.” They love getting in front of their friends to tell them about their item.
For the month of October, we will be learning about Fire Safety, Fall and Halloween.
In Book Club, we will focus on letters, “C, D, E and F.”
In Mathtastic, we will focus on shapes and colors incorporating October's themes into our learning.
These are both hour-long classes.
Our Parent-Tot class has been such a great environment for parents to come with their infants-toddlers to let them freely explore in a classroom setting that is set up for THEM. They were able to paint, feel different textures, read books together, build with blocks, make music with different objects and sing our “Bubble song.” Watching these littles come in and get so excited to play with others their size has been so rewarding! Being able to watch them meet their own milestones and talk about them is amazing.
This is an hour-long class.
In September, we learned about what scientists do, and we got the opportunity to be a scientist. We did experiments, made predictions, and observed. We also learned about capacity, and we were able to test capacity in our water bin. Another fun thing we learned was about simple machines. We got to race our cars down the inclined plane and we had the chance to build a catapult.
Next month we will be learning about Leaves and Trees, and All About Pumpkins.
This is an hour-long class for 3 to 5 year olds.
Reading out loud to babies and young children is one of the most important things we can do to help prepare them for reading and learning. Emergent literacy is the foundation where learning happens. The stronger the child’s literacy foundation, the stronger their future in learning will be.
Whenever we read, talk and sing with our children, we are creating that foundation for learning and understanding. These connections will have a positive influence on your children for the rest of their lives.
Reading out loud to children, beginning at birth, helps build their brain connections during their first 5 years of life. At this time is when 90% of a child’s brain development happens.
More than 1 in 3 American children begin Kindergarten without the necessary skills that they need to learn to read.
Reading to children helps them associate books and reading with people they love, which motivates them to read.
Reading, talking, singing, and playing with young children helps improve their language, literacy, social and emotional skills.