Why is Early Learning important?

A child’s early years lay the foundation for all that is to come. In recent years, researchers have learned that the human brain develops rapidly and is most receptive to learning, between birth and three years of age. Early education can play a critical role during this important developmental period.

Early learning helps improve essential skills such as listening and understanding, increased vocabulary, speaking in sentences/conversation, writing, mathematical thinking, counting and measuring, scientific thinking and inquiry, understanding of people, places and environments, early literacy and problem solving.

It has also been proved that children who are part of a high quality early learning program develop the following skill sets: healthy eating and wellness habits, fine and gross motor development, self-help/self-regulation, creative expression through the arts, planning and reflection, eagerness and curiosity for learning, persistence, social skills with peers and adults, greater identity of who they are.