“Learning starts in infancy, long before formal education begins, and continues throughout life. Early learning begets later learning and early success breeds later success, just as early failure breeds later failure.”
As said by Nobel Laureate James Heckman in his article Invest in the Very Young, he emphasized the need for parents to ensure a well-rounded, rich, and meaningful learning experience for their children at their early years.
Neurological studies and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed that a person’s physical, cognitive, emotional and social development is deeply rooted in their childhood. The UNICEF further explained that the early years of child’s brain development manifests in their adult life, specifically in their intelligence, personality, social behavior, and capacity to learn and nurture oneself.
Thus, parents can ensure the success of their children’s future by investing in their preschool development. This is one of the reasons preschools in Phoenix and other parts of Arizona are highly encouraged.
What are the things that parents should know and consider in the early years of their child’s development?
- The brain development of a child not only begins after birth. It encompasses the prenatal, perinatal and postnatal period. Thus, taking care of the mother’s over all wellbeing is also important during the pregnancy period.
- Early interventions on the cognitive development of teaching children to pronounce words or listen to conversations are very important as this lead to faster learning and growth.
- The bonds that the child form from their learning experiences is crucial to their social behavior. Thus, it is important to choose the best preschool for their studies and emotional and social development.
- Do not delay any investment you can do for your child. The early stage of education and training at home or even at a preschool will lead to their success in their adult life. The UNICEF said that all the money that we spend for our children’s education are considered investments.
Investing in your child’s development and learning period also means investing in their bright and rich future. Help them in becoming the best person that they can be, and always be there in their toddler years. This will ensure that you will not regret anything as you watch them grow and become successful.