The surroundings of a kid in their childhood are supposed to be one of the most important aspects in shaping their future. A child not getting the attention they deserve can foster issues for later. Families are the bedrock of society and the place for nurturing happy, capable, and resilient children.
A child’s early years can have lifelong physical, social, and emotional impacts. While positive experiences can set up a young child on a stronger lifelong path. On the other hand, traumatic experiences during those formative years can have a long-lasting, negative impact.
At Mastermind Daycare, parents come to us and make it clear that they would like better and more flexible information and support that reflect the lives their kids lead. We emphasize how important it is that parents take part in everything when it comes to their children.
Why Early Childhood Matters
Early childhood experiences do shape a child’s future. Moreover, from birth to age 8, these experiences affect the development of the brain’s architecture. Hence, it provides the foundation for all future learning, behavior, and health. To become well-functioning adults, they need to have a strong foundation that helps children develop these skills.
Particularly, the time between birth and age 3 is a period of rapid brain development when billions of connections between individual neurons are established. Therefore, the mechanisms are needed to support the development beginning at birth.
The Benefits of Early Childhood
Little kids are a bundle of energy, wonder, and enchantment. Moreover, we need to remember that every kid has their own pace for growth. Some kids might take longer to learn something, and some kids might know it before they even get the chance to learn.
Cognitive and Social Development
For development, the first five years of their life are crucial. Hence, these first five years are the time when all basic foundations are set for their future thinking, behavior patterns, and emotional well-being. Learning environments are very important for children as it helps with their social development. Therefore, it allows for play-based learning which encourages language and emotional skills to develop.
- Children learn best through child-led programs, via daycare.
Improvement in Social Interaction
Do you wonder why social interaction is so important? If a child is not learning how to socially interact at a young age, it is for sure that they will struggle with this as an adult. Moreover, a child must learn how to interact with other children. Communication, how to take turns, how to negotiate issues, this is important for them to learn at a young age. At daycare, the child will have the opportunity to play and learn with other kids their age. And, this will help them socially interact.
Improvement in Academic Performance
By boosting the cognitive development of a child, they are likely to reach higher levels of literacy and numeracy later in their education. Moreover, a child having exposure to early education is more likely to finish their HSC and complete tertiary education.