The Benefits of Early Childhood Education

  • Little Scholars Early Learning Center and The Benefits of Early Childhood Education

    Learn how early childhood education can pave the way to scholastic success for your infant, toddler, preschool, or school-age child!

    An educational program that is nationally certified and includes age-appropriate learning opportunities should be a minimum requirement for parents exploring the world of early childhood education.

    The National Education Association (NEA) has researched the value and benefits of preschool education; results verified our nation can reap valuable benefits from setting high standards for early childhood education programs. In response, Ohio developed its Step Up To Quality program to ensure preschool education meets or exceeds higher requirements for early childhood education.

    Early Childhood Education: It’s That Important

    Most of us focus primarily on what’s important for our children and our families. We want a good quality of life for our children now, and the best possible advantages available to them in the future. Your child’s first connection outside the family unit can be an exciting, positive, rewarding experience! And lifelong learning value received from this investment into your child’s future is immeasurable.

    Benefits of Early Childhood Education

    A curriculum should be age and abilities structured but also allow for individualized development. This premise applies to infants, toddlers, preschool, and pre-k. Also, a good before- and after-school program channels a student’s daytime energy toward structured development and can enhance his or her school curriculum.

    With early childhood development, your child can discover:

    • A support system that is nurturing and caring. Knowing that there are others, in addition to family, who care is an important step toward independence.
    • An enthusiasm for learning.
    • Better concentration and staying-on-task skills. We aren’t born with superior concentration abilities. This is a learned skill that will serve your child throughout his or her educational career.
    • Confidence.
    • Cooperation and teamwork abilities. A preschool child is self-centered and that’s the way she or he was meant to be. Learning how to work together and accomplish common goals in a non-threatening environment is the first step toward effective communication skills.
    • Patience. If your child’s teacher is patient and shows careful attention to your child’s words and actions, your little scholar will realize its value and strive to develop patience with others, too.
    • Respect for others.
    • Sensitivity to diversity.
    • Sharing skills.

    Socialization abilities. Learning appropriate interaction