Early education is a topic that covers a wide range of aspects. Everything a child is exposed to has the potential to teach them- whether it is social skills, motor skills or skills that are more cerebral. A child begins to learn more formally between the ages of 4-6, but this is usually done in a more flexible, motivating and fun environment such as Kindergarten. Kindergarten also helps children adjust to a more school-like structure, with school desks and chairs, scheduled playtime and more formal learning activities and classes.
Early educators have the privilege and responsibility to give children a positive introduction to learning, providing them with the confidence and the tools to succeed throughout their academic lives.
Young children often see the first day of school as an adventure. They pick out their clothes the night before, pack their backpacks with new pencils and notebooks, and wake up at the crack of dawn filled with excitement and anticipation.
At school, they are exposed to many new people, sights and experiences. It is easy for a small child to get overwhelmed and distracted. Experienced teachers know how important it is to ease students into a school routine without putting too much pressure on them in the beginning. It is understandable that a child may become restless while sitting at school furniture for the first time, so creating an active, dynamic classroom environment is essential. This helps new students feel more comfortable and confident, and sets them up for future success at school.