The importance of early childhood education.

The early years of life are recognised as the most crucial in terms of learning and development. From birth, children are actively learning about themselves, the people around them and their world. The human brain grows to 80% of its adult size from the ages of 0 – 3 and is twice as active as an adult’s brain.

According to the organisation Zero To Three, a young child’s brain actually produces more than a million neural connections each second – which illustrates the amazing capacity for learning at this early age. So, if children are, as they often say, a sponge that is soaking up all this information in those early years, then it’s important to understand the importance of early childhood education during this period.

Our early learning centre curriculums are designed to engage and develop the whole child – socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually. The foundations that are laid during the early years will significantly impact the child’s lifelong learning journey.

Here at Confident Kids, we are not only educators, many of us are also parents ourselves. We witness the proven benefits of early education from an educators’ viewpoint, as well as experiencing the positive impact child care has in our own households and communities.

However, if you have not experienced kindergarten or day care before, it can be a difficult decision deciding if you should enrol your child. In this blog, we explore why we believe early childhood education is so important for children and their families.

Benefits of early childhood education

There are an array of benefits that daycare, kindergarten or preschool provides in those early years. Benefits include the development of crucial life skills such as:

  • Language and vocabulary
  • Fine motor
  • Sensory
  • Social
  • Creative
  • Problem Solving
  • Activity Test – the activity level of both parents
  • Service Type – type of child care service

In addition to laying the building blocks of learning and encouraging development, early childhood education also offers a range of additional benefits that nurtures the holistic child. Additional benefits may include:

  • Building resilience
  • Learning patience
  • Being determined/motivated
  • Understanding the importance of sharing
  • Becoming independent
  • Working in a team
  • Improving self esteem
  • Building confidence
  • Finding an enthusiasm for learning
  • Being ‘school ready’
  • Encouraging diversity and inclusion
Our Salisbury & Croydon Park child care community

Not only does early childhood education assist the child and prepare them for their lifelong learning journey, it allows parents to enter a community where they can feel supported, form friendships and share their experiences with other parents and educators.

The consistency of early childhood education – knowing your child is being cared for by trained educators on your preferred days and at a set schedule – also alleviates some of the stress involved with returning to work and juggling a busy work-life balance.

Confident Kids = Happy Adults

Are you ready to learn more about the importance of early childhood education? We’d love to show you around our child care and early learning centres. Confident Kids has locations in Salisbury and Croydon Park, which are easily accessible from surrounding suburbs including Woodville, Kilkenny, Ferryden Park, St Clair, Beverley, Findon, Mansfield Park and Athol Park and the northern suburbs of Adelaide including Brahma Lodge, Elizabeth, Paralowie, Burton and Parafield Gardens. Call our Salisbury child care centre on 08 7078 9912 or phone Croydon Park on 08 7078 0129. Alternatively, fill out our pre-enrolment form online and our friendly team will be in touch.

More information.

Please use the form below to request further information about our centres. When you are ready to join us, please fill out your specific details on the waiting list / pre-enrolment form.

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We’d love to introduce you to our caring, experienced educators and show you around our purpose-built centres – small vibrant communities where your child will thrive.

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