The Importance Of Early Childhood Education In The United States

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Abstract In recent years business leaders have realized that in order for America to improve its educational system and develop a world-class workforce, federal and state government need to make early childhood education programs for children a top priority. Therefore, there are more and more people concerning about the importance of early childhood education. This paper reviews the findings of nine early intervention programs in the USA, after that it provides a brief summary of the theories of teaching and historical context, the effects and the methods of this education. Based on the findings of the research, the paper draws the conclusion that the early childhood is really essential for the children’s best development, there is absolutely hope that it can be more common not only America but also all over the world. 1.Introduction Early childhood is an essential stage of life in terms of a child 's physical, intellectual, emotional and social development. Growth of mental and physical abilities progress at an amazing rate and a very high proportion of learning takes place from birth to age six. It is a time when children particularly need high quality personal care and learning experiences. Approximately 60 to 70 percent of preschool-age children in the USA attend an early childhood program or child care program out of the home, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Children learn language skills by interacting with the immediate environment and training
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