Early Childhood Education Importance

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The Importance of Early Childhood Education (Draft) Across the United states, many children, teens and adults all thrive from the benefits of receiving an early childhood education. From cognitive and social development, to mental capacity, people show even later in life the benefits they obtained as a young child. However, their peers amongst them who did not have an early childhood education tend to fall behind and have a higher chance of being a part of violent crimes later in life. It is said that it is in early childhood education that the foundations are laid for achievement. Children who received an early childhood education are more likely to thrive amongst their peers for the entirety of their lives. Over the years, there have been…show more content…
the seven-year Abecedarian program), but the quality of the program is important. The Chicago Child-Parent Centers devoted extensive resources to the children. The centers had only about 20 children per class, who were served by paraprofessional assistants as well as by nutritionists, social workers and psychologists. A large variation of learning approaches was used, the main one being DISTAR (Direct Instructional Systems for Teaching Arithmetic and Reading), a highly structured learning program that places great emphasis on repetition and positive reinforcement. Programs similar to Chicago 's Child Parent Centers report similar results. Linda Meyer 's P.S. 137 Head Start Follow-Through in New York provided two years of preschool, then kindergarten, and then three years of the Follow-Through program. Improvements in reading scores were found to continue through the seventh grade. These programs have helped the young children of low income families over the…show more content…
This group of youth show higher rates of academic failure and an increased probability of grade retention. Children from poor families are twice as likely to repeat a grade, less likely to have well educated parents to help improve their skills and they are about 10 times as likely to drop out of high school. Early childhood education provides foundational academic skills, cognitive skills, and social skills. These skills give children the opportunity to become more successful in school, which gives them a chance at a brighter future that may involve a college education. This can lead to a better life for them and their families. Children need to succeed in school in order to grow out of

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