What Are The Benefits of Childhood Education?

By Frank Coutinho | Jul 10, 2018
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There are many people today who instantly think of kindergarten and grade school when the subject of early childhood education is discussed. However, depending on which country you reside in, early childhood education is considered for all children from birth to the age of around 5 years old.

 

When offered to first graders, early childhood education will allow them to be groomed in their cognitive and social readiness when they enter their first grade of school. Research has shown that indicates the positive impact of Headstart programs and other childcare education studies have had on young children. Program evaluations have also found that early childhood education, childcare, and education have made an impression upon the cognitive skills, health and the behavior status of children through graduation. There are also numerous child care courses available for people to take to become certified in high-quality early childhood education that is approved of by the country's regulator. These courses are especially useful for people wanting to work in the childcare industry as a room leader, center director, owner-operator, or even to achieve a higher rate of pay as an educator.

 

Headstart programs and plans, which were initially originated in the United States and are now being used all over the world. and plans which sent nurses into homes of mothers and their infants, as well State Pre-K programs have delivered information about their child(ren) to their parents about their physical and emotional health. The statistical evidence also provided information on how children safety issues had improved and there are reports of the parents being served in these programs for early childhood education were positive for their child(ren) and their entire family unit.

 

The studies did not end there. These same children who started in these early childhood education programs decades ago were tracked and analyzed and their results are showing reductions in criminal, lawless, and negligent behavior. There are also signs indicating that their dropout rate from their schooling had also decreased because the issues that had begun for these children were effectively addressed before they had ever entered the first grade. Researchers in kindergarten and preschool education also discovered that those who had dropped out of their schooling must be attended to with early childhood education before their third grade class in school to see solid results.

 

This research on the positive results for the children participants in the early childhood education programs (lowering dropout rates and criminal behavior) came from improved behavior and better IQ's achieved in these kindergarten education programs. These reports, after the program evaluations, were the reason people called on for their government for continued funding to support early childhood education for all children from their birth to their kindergarten.

 

In conclusion, these program evaluations of early childhood education have determined that the long-term results of there programs were positive and were an investment in these children's futures because every dollar that was spent on these programs produced a return worth around seven times the initial investment. While the costs to care for the jailed dropouts arrested for criminal behavior and the negligent adults without education; will bear upon society's purse strings for further funding of prison systems and detainment. Both the young children (who will grow into adults sooner rather than later) and society at large stand to benefit from the preventative efforts established by the early childhood education programs.

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