The Early Childhood Development Of Children

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“One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world”, the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai, once told at the United Nations. This represents how education is fundamental in shaping society. However, education is still not accessible to the large mass of society in many countries. Mongolia is one of the countries where particularly early childhood education is limited and insufficient. The early childhood education is important in development of children and to provide them with this, is one of the responsibilities of government. Encouraging children to get involved in preschool or kindergarten plays an important role in developing them mentally, physically, and socially. Children who have never been to preschool or kindergarten are more likely to be slow learners and have a hard time catching up with their peers. According to the Encyclopedia of Early Childhood Development, “The emotional, social, and physical development of young children has a direct effect on their overall development and the adult they will become.” Despite what we know about the importance of early childhood education, many children in Mongolia lack access to the availability of preschool education, especially the poor and the vulnerable, because of tight budget and overload of government. According to the statistics of the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science of Mongolia, “there are total of 1171 institutions that provide early childhood education in Mongolia; public 777 and private 394, in current year 2015.” However, one of the members of Mongolian parliament stated, “In the current year of 2015, out of 230,000 children at kindergarten age, 80,000 of them are not involved in any early childhood education institutions”... ... middle of paper ... ...ften determined by parents’ income and geography. The World Vision is a non-profit organization, committed to working to ensure all children, especially the poorest and most vulnerable, have access to quality preschool programs that prepare them for school and life. One of the effective programs designed to reach every child, especially among the poor and the vulnerable is “ger preschool and kindergarten” project. The project addresses the problem of inequitable access to early childhood education, including by children with special needs, and aims to reach children who do not have access to ECD basic learning opportunities. By working to ensure access to quality child care, preschool and full-day kindergarten, the World Vision is helping to ensure that all young children have a strong start to life that can lead them to a productive life in school and beyond.
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