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A child’s early years are the foundation that provides a strong base for their future development. Studies emphasize the importance of early childhood education as an essential for learning abilities and setting the stage for future success in school and beyond. Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs have been recognized as a crucial basis for a child’s brain development and learning. ECE programs can have a huge impact on a child’s cognitive, social, and emotional development.

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Cognitive Development

During the first five years of a child’s life, their brain is highly receptive to learning, increasing their curiosity about different things. This is a crucial time to help shape their intellectual abilities so they can develop strong cognitive skills, including language proficiency and critical thinking abilities. ECE programs provide age-appropriate activities that help with cognitive development by encouraging exploration, curiosity, and problem-solving skills.

Social and Emotional Development

ECE programs also play a significant role in shaping a child’s social and emotional development as the programs provide opportunities for children to interact with their peers. The programs also teach children about empathy and self-awareness. It has been shown that children who have a grasp on social and emotional skills can better navigate the challenges of school, work, and relationships as they get older.

School Readiness

Studies show that ECE programs are a great way to prepare children for a successful transition to formal schooling. ECE programs focus on developing the skills that children need to excel in a school environment – including paying attention, following instructions, and participating in classroom activities – which set the stage for future academic achievement.

Harbor Child Care Helps Children with Early Childhood Education

Harbor Child Care understands how important ECE programs are for children’s learning progression. We utilize the Creative Curriculum Program, which is an early childhood educational approach that aligns with New York Common Core standards. For more information, contact us at (516) 493-9830.

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