How important is early education? Many parents ask this question as they consider early education options. Does it really matter what school you choose for preschool through elementary aged child? Will it make a difference in your child’s success in future education and life? The reality is that the early education your child receives is important because it has lifelong implications.
Your child’s early education can have an impact on his or her self-image. It can be a time when your child builds confidence and gains independence. A positive self-image in terms of learning ability is an important first step toward becoming a self-directed learner. In the preschool Montessori classroom, for example, students are provided with opportunities to practice practical life activities. They learn how to do tasks that are part of everyday life which can help them feel confident inside and outside of the classroom. Building a positive self-image in the classroom can significantly impact how your child views and approaches education now and in the future.
Help establish positive learning patterns
The early education your child receives can help him or her establish positive learning patterns. For example, in Montessori school students are given opportunities to engage in independent learning on topics of interest to them. They get to spend time focusing on the topic which helps improve concentration. This model also helps students develop personal responsibility for what they learn. These learning patterns are important throughout life and can be developed starting with early education.
Provide access to quality enrichment opportunities
The early education your child receives can also provide access to quality enrichment opportunities that can have a lifelong impact. For example, at Fountainhead Montessori School you can put your student in a language immersion program. The research shows that learning a second language provides advantages that can positively impact future academic success. Providing your student with this type of enrichment program – and others – starting during early education can afford advantages that last a lifetime.
The early education your child receives can have a positive lifelong impact. The school you choose will impact your child’s view of him or herself, shape learning patterns, and provide your child with enrichment opportunities. As the parent, you can choose an early education program that provides the benefits you want for your child. The positive impact of early education can start with preschool aged children and continue on through the elementary years.
At Fountainhead Montessori School, the classroom design and curriculum for each age group is intentionally designed – from preschool to upper elementary. You can learn more about what the program has to offer by exploring the resources on the Fountainhead Montessori website. Once you have some information about what is available from the programs you can schedule a time to observe a class and see quality early education in action.