Article: Importance Of Early Childhood Education

Importance Of Early Childhood Education 
Education is an important asset for the advancement of a nation, therefore, every citizen should and must follow the education, good early childhood education, elementary education, secondary education or higher. In the field of education a child from birth requires proper care in meeting the educational needs along with the understanding of the characteristics of the children according to their growth and development will be very helpful in adjusting the learning process for children with age, needs and conditions of each, both intellectually, emotionally and social.
Before talking further, what is the early childhood education? Early childhood education (ECD) is the level of education before primary education which is a development effort aimed bagianak from birth until the age of six, which is done through the provision of educational stimulus to help the growth and development of children physically and mentally in order to have the readiness to enter education further, organized in formal, non-formal, and informal.
Why early childhood education is very important?
Based on the research results about 50% capability intelligence adults have occurred when children aged 4 years, 8 0% has occurred rapid development of brain tissue when the child is 8 years old and peaked when the child was 18 years, and after that even though carried improved nutrition will not affect the cognitive development.

This means that development occurred within a period of the first 4 years of the same magnitude with the developments in the next period of 14 years. So that this period is a critical period for children, in which the development obtained in this period is very influential on the development of the next period until adulthood. While this golden period only comes once, so if the mean drop it missed chances.
According to Byrnes, early childhood education will give children the preparation to face the days ahead, the closest is the face of the school year. "Nowadays, some kindergartens already asked pupils who want to to register there are already able to read and count. In the kindergarten had already started to be taught social skills and problem solving. Because the abilities it can already be formed at an early age, "said Byrnes.
Furthermore, according to Byrnes, that early childhood education is important, because at this age most children establish good education. At this age children should establish himself facing a future school readiness and future. The best investment you can give to children is the preparation of their education at an early age.  Early Childhood Education wikipedia

There are two purposes why needs to be established early childhood education, are:

The main objective: to establish quality child, that child grow and develop in accordance with the level of development that has optimal readiness in entering basic education and through life in adulthood.
Concomitant goal: to help prepare children achieve readiness to learn (academic) in school.

In summary, early childhood education is one form of the provision of education that focuses on laying the foundation toward the growth and physical development (fine and gross motor coordination), intellect (the intellect, creativity, emotional intelligence, spiritual intelligence), socio-emotional (attitude and behavior and religion) language and communication, in accordance with the uniqueness and developmental stages through which early childhood.
What a difference a child who received early childhood education in a quality institution with children who do not get early childhood education?
According Byrnes (Winning the title of Woman of the Year of Vitasoy Australia) in early childhood education institutions are good, children will learn to become an independent person, a strong sociable, confident, have a great curiosity, can take an idea, develop ideas, go to another school and ready to learn, quick to adapt, and passion for learning.

Share this

Related Posts