When researching the long term benefits of an early child care program I became quite astonished at the outcome. Quality pre-school learning seems rather crucial in closing the gap between achievers and non-achievers, proven to raise university graduations and is paramount to a healthy future economy for Australia.
Research proves that a two year early child care program before school can assist your children in becoming higher achievers when they enter school at 5 and continue right through to their secondary education. The vocabulary of a child at age 3 could be as little as 5,000 words compared to 20,000 for those who enter into an early learning program.
In their first 5 years children develop more rapidly than when they get older. Early programs offer stimulation, and guidance in a fun yet controlled environment. Children can gain much more confidence in early years and also become more sociable as they learn to mix with others and have the support of highly qualified staff. The whole family can experience a totally different lifestyle as the younger ones learn all about relationships and become more understanding of the environment surrounding them.
Your child can benefit from a structured program that includes play activities, skill learning, and classroom development which will prepare them for a successful journey through school and beyond.
When considering which centre to send your child or children here’s some important points to consider:
- How qualified are the staff?
- How many children per class?
- Hours of practice
- Legal policies
- How much can you be involved?
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