What is Early Learning?

There is a tremendous unmet need for high-quality early learning throughout our country. Studies prove that children who have rich early learning experiences are better prepared to excel in kindergarten and school.

Early learning is simply giving a child a wholesome learning experience through fun activities that help develop a number of skills and interests. Early learning starts at birth and continues up to the age of eight. This time period is widely considered the most crucial stage of a kid’s life.

The first two years of a child’s life are spent in creating a sense of identity, differentiating between themselves and others and understanding how to behave at home and outside. Parents are an integral part of this early learning process and can be seen as a child’s first teacher.

Between the ages of 1 month and 12 months, a child develops a means of communication and learns how to get attention and ask for food. Gross motor skills such as swaying of arms and moving of the legs including turning while sleeping are developed during this time.

The next stage of early learning focuses on learning through playing. Learning while playing primarily keeps the child engrossed while subconsciously educating the child. Learning games assist in developing the physical, intellectual, language, emotional and social needs of children.

Children who participate in early learning programs develop a love for learning which in turn benefits them in the future.