“The sooner the better” is a good summary of how education benefits our youth. While there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution that guarantees lifelong success, most research shows that a high quality early childhood education is a very powerful tool that improves academic ability, social skills and civil responsibility. The impact of a high quality early … Continue reading The Sooner The Better: High Quality Early Childhood Education The Key To Lifelong Success
Research indicates that children who have been physically abused by parents report that the physical scars heal but emotional scars remain! 1. A hateful or mean tone will be remembered by children more than the words that were spoken.. 2. Don’t compare your child with their other family members or other children.. 3. Don’t promise … Continue reading ANYTHING YOU SAY AFFECTS YOUR CHILD: WORDS are POWERFUL use them WISELY!!
While the transition to kindergarten may seem stressful, it is also often exciting and full of anticipation. As children face changes on multiple levels, it can bring about anxiety and uncertainty as they face a new routine and a new set of classmates and teachers. Some preparation is needed on the part of parents and … Continue reading The Transition To Kindergarten: How To Support Families
ART AND BRAIN DEVELOPMENT: 1. Art assists building motor skills, and increases dexterity and co- ordination. Scribbling backwards and forwards is the forerunner to writing. 2. Art helps bilateral hand use and eye tracking. 3. Art gives children a sense of achievement, assisting in confidence building. 4. Art promotes the growth of cognitive, emotional, and … Continue reading How Art Assists Brain Development
The latest report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the OECD, Starting Strong, provides insight into how an early childhood education provides opportunities later in life across the developed world. The report has been drawn upon as a foundation by the Australian Government during development of the Early Years Learning Framework. Policy makers … Continue reading How Is Early Childhood Education In Australia Lagging Behind The Rest Of The World?