As parents, you will know all about the benefits of education. However, not all parents are aware that the benefits of early learning programs that go beyond education. These programs are specially designed for very young children, with ages ranging from birth to around 5 years old. Just as the word “early” suggests, these learning programs are meant for those who have not yet gone to kindergarten, preparing them for what lies ahead.
What Can Children Learn In An Early Learning Program?
It may sound odd for children at such an early age to be involved in an educational program. What could a child possibly learn when they are only at the tender age of three or two? These programs make use of rapid child development. Children learn the most when they are young, especially during early learning years where rapid development and growth takes place. This is extremely important, as your child will need a proper foundation to prepare him/her for life. Without a solid foundation for development, children may battle later on in life, as the fundamentals have not been implemented to build upon.
How Does An Early Learning Program Create A Better School Experience?
By equipping your child with a multitude of skills, not only will he/she be better prepared for school to come, but also more confident in other areas of life. So, what will your child gain, and how will it benefit?
Development of Fine Motor and Coordination Skills
We all started somewhere, and improving your child’s balance, coordination, and fine motor skills will be something to build on very quickly. Learning to unzip a bag or hold a paintbrush, walk with good balance and sit properly are all key parts of life, and the more you do, the more you learn, and the faster you learn as well.
Socialization With Other Children
Children can benefit immensely from early socialization, as they learn to communicate and make friends with other children. By exposing them to other children at a young age, they can develop confidence as they learn how to socialize, make and maintain friendships.
Learn to Cooperate and Work With Others
Learning to share, take turns and interact will help your child to be effective in teamwork, as well as creating a foundation of people skills that will be useful in future when dealing with multiple personality types.
Introduction to Education
Being introduced to the basics of math’s, language, and various arts will not only prepare your child for the educational part of school, but also help them discover more about themselves. Knowing what they like and don’t like, identifying struggle areas and gaining exposure to education in general will make it far easier to prepare for further education.
Building skills upon skills in mental, emotional, physical, and social will overall provide a solid foundation that will mold and shape your child, giving them confidence to learn while having a better understanding of the world around them.
The more your child is exposed to a few bumps along the way, the more they learn to get over obstacles that may hinder them. A fight with a peer, attempting a difficult task, or a misunderstanding can send your child backwards if they do not know how to handle any given situation. Children will learn from an early age to manage their emotions and develop coping mechanisms, as well as learn to face challenges instead of avoiding them. This will help them to adapt to change quickly, as well as settle in quickly at school.
Confidence is of utmost importance to young children, as it is the key to unlock a will for learning. A child that is confident will be interested to try new things, be more independent, meet new people and tackle challenges, making school just that much easier when the time comes.
While there are loads of educational benefits in education, early learning programs provide the fundamentals to mold your child into well-rounded individuals. At Providence Children’s Academy, we provide an early learning program that takes a holistic approach to your child’s development, catering to all aspects of growth and development necessary to build a solid foundation.