Argumentative Essay: Should Preschool Be Mandatory?

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There are a great number of studies that state that the first five years of a child’s development are the most important and that they will set the tone for the child’s ability to learn, socialize, and be a successful member of society. Because of this, proponents believe that preschool should become mandatory for all children. While this might seem like a good solution to some, preschool should not be mandatory for all children before they enter kindergarten. There are many factors to be considered in a child 's early development and to put a blanket demand on entering preschool, could be a disservice to some children based on parental influences, environmental factors, and the level of education and care being given in a particular home childcare …show more content…

M. (2011). It should also be noted that many, Head Start preschool teachers are math anxious and their level of math anxiety prevents them from teaching mathematics to preschool aged children, including reasoning and cognitive thinking skills, as much as they should. It is critical for children to develop these reasoning and cognitive skills in order to be successful in future learning. In it’s current state of U. S. childcare centers, “the quality of emotional support in preschool classrooms appears relatively strong when compared to the quality of instructional support” Hirokazu, Y. (2016). Although emotional support is a very important factor in child development it certainly isn’t a basis to build a case for sending children to preschool away from their families and emotional centers. Children can get emotional support in home-based centers that is of equal or better quality than at a daycare; sitting on Grandma’s lap while she sings to a child is extremely emotionally supportive and if …show more content…

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