Many people question how much formal learning is needed or beneficial for very young children. A variety of studies have shown, however, that some form of education, whether it is in a formal school environment or an informal environment in the home, will significantly benefit children by the time they reach traditional school ages. Children are better prepared to learn, and are better behaved. It is essential to understand the development of early childhood educational concepts and procedures. Early childhood education is the beginning of academic careers for children.
The foundation says that parents have always known that good early experience was important for their child. Now scientist and researchers are confirming how critical these first years of life are to your child’s healthy development (Selecting child care, 2002). Because the brain matures in the world rather than in the womb, the brain growth and development of infants and young children is deeply affected by their earliest experiences. In a childcare environment the relationship your child has with the caregiver will also affect how that child feels about himself and the world around him and as he grows up (Selecting child care, 2002). I ... ... middle of paper ... ...s longitudinal studies.
Keystone Stars sets requirements for early childhood education program to promote the best learning environment and safest setting possible for each child. A Keystone Stars program provides children with individual attention, daily learning activities, a safe, friendly, and respectful environment; self-esteem, a well educated staff, and parent and community involvement (A Parent’s Guide to Choosing Quality Child Care). Accrediting programs is a way of child care centers providing the best possible care that promotes social, emotional, and cognitive development for young childre... ... middle of paper ... ...itizing needs for the children and staff. Children who participate in quality early learning programs tend to be more successful later in school. They are also most socially and emotionally competent.
The positive involvement of parents in the early childhood stage helps in the development of cognitive abilities especially needed in preparing the child for school education. The influence of parents in this early development involves the proper social skills and emotional maturity the child will surely need to cope and adjust to the much complex circumstances in today’s environment. True to the statement from the Read to Grow website: “The influence of parents in young children’s lives is much greater than early childhood schoolteachers and programs” (Did you know…par.12). And with much reference to an article in the Harvard Research Project website which stated that “parents’ active involvement in the children’s school-related learning and activities has positive impacts in their academic performance”, it is then confirmed that parental involvement improves children's social skills in helping them cope with the dynamic school environment; and that parents who read at home to their child who attends kindergarten promotes greater reading comprehension ability. This paper is with the purpose of ... ... middle of paper ... ...together.
Parents play just as an important role to the educational system as anyone else. NCLB expands parental options. NCLB supports learning in the early years, thereby preventing many learning difficulties that may arise later in the student's life. In fact, research shows that most reading problems faced by adolescents and adults are the result of problems that could have been prevented through good instruction in their early childhood years (Snow, Burns and Griffin 1998). NCLB provides more information for parents about their child’s progress.
According to W. Steven Barnett, Ph.D., the director of NIEER, "Children who attend high quality preschools enter kindergarten with better reading skills; enhance vocabularies, and stronger basic math skills than those who did not attend. The teachers and staff at high quality preschools build their curriculum on developing children's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical abilities. According to Domitrovich, Bradshaw, Greenberg, Embry, Poduska, and Ialongo (2010), school based programs can positively impact a wide range of social, emotional and behavior outcomes for students. (Evaluation of a Creative Curriculum in Preschool Literacy). It was reported that the academic and cognitive achievements scores excel in measures of high quality preschool children.
A good education will take you a far way, when children are given to opportunity to a good education the favorable outcome is that children will become successful. Revised Outline I. It is believed that home is the first and primary place of communication, parents are the foundation fo... ... middle of paper ... ...r children display” (Frost, 2009). Having parents as role model is clearly a good sign of parenting, Children, in general, do tend to grow up to be a lot like their parents It is powerful that we should use it to our advantage! Being a positive role model requires fore-thought and self control (Karen Stephens).
Parents are the first as well as the lifelong teachers for their children. For children to be more successful in education, parents have to maintain a good relationship with their children and with their child’s school teachers (Cripps & Zyromski, 2010). As mentioned in the article, the adolescent stage is a susceptible period in the lives of students and continuous parental engagement can lower the risks inherent in this period and, thereby, contribute to their child’s success. The authors suggested that parental engagement not only improves the academic success of students, but also promotes the welfare of students. The authors assessed the positive and negative impact of different types of parental engagement in order to better understand the effects of parental