Early Childhood Education: The Myths

When it comes to early childhood education, there are a lot of myths because there are a lot of misconceptions. Young parents are simply not aware of what early childhood education really means. We are going to try clearing the air a little bit to help you take your first steps into early childhood education.

1. Money is Everything

One of the most popular myths is that people believe that the higher you pay for your child’s education, the better the learning outcome would be. We suppose you are trying to correlate money with the value of service, but that is far from the reality. The myth arises due to the fact that a lot of people are looking to make a quick buck at your expense by talking a big game but deliver a mediocre service. You may end up shelling a lot of money for something that is very redundant, and in a lot of cases, the best schemes are priced at market average. So we suggest that you look into the plan that they are proposing and see whether it is actually going to develop your child.

2. High Tech Facilities

This myth is somewhat related to the first one. A lot of people believe that state of the art facilities and expert professional are required for your child’s developmental education. But a lot of experts in the field of early childhood education have stated that a well thought out family-based system is better since the child will get undivided attention from people he or she has a lot of faith in. We suppose time is a big factor when it comes to this and our suggestion would be to look into certified professionals who deal with one individual child at a time. Such a plan may look expensive up front, but in the long run, it will greatly benefit your child. Because studies have proven that children in their early years need a lot of one on one interaction to help them out and a facility may not be the ideal location to get such an interaction.

3. Babysitters as well

Your childcare centre or your certified early education teacher is not your babysitter who you can call any time of the day to take care of your child. For example, you cannot ring them up at 7 pm and expect them to take care of your child because you want to go for dinner; that is not how this whole thing works out. Unless you are willing to pay extra and they have time on their hands, you cannot equate the two and justify it. So don’t be surprised if they deny or turn you down.

Parenting 102 and Why it is Important?

Parents tend to be overzealous a lot of the times and slowly start to see a pattern where they are extremely surprised about their child’s performance in school. We are sure that your child is a pain in the butt at home, but at school, he or she is competitive and disciplined. A huge reason behind that is because children tend to be their worst around people they trust, much like adults. So how do young parents pitch in then, when it comes to childhood education and development? Here is a list of things that can help young parents out and how they can contribute to early childhood education and development.

1. Independence

Parenting 101 would tell you to take care of your child and will ask you to make sure that they are protected and sheltered. But for a change, teach them the importance of independence from a young age. At school, children are tasked to complete tasks on their own, and most children tend to learn how to be independent in such a setting. But the minute they are in the presence of their parents, they are treated like royalty. Children are a lot smarter than what we give them credit for. If a child is conditioned from an early age in such a setting and understand that they don’t need to be independent in certain occasions; such a sense of entitlement can have devastating effects as they grow. It is only a matter of time until they figure out how mischievous they can be in a school setting without having to get in trouble.

2. Pride

We all want to do as much as we can for our children. But there is a line that we must set if we want our children to be self-sufficient. Have you meet grownups who are extremely book smart but lack street smartness or are just outright not self-sufficient. We are sure you must have; these grownups were probably taken care of to a great extent when they were kids. So the next time you realise that the task you are doing for your child is something he or she can do it on their own; take a step back and ask them whether they want help. Children always have this need to fit in and grow up, so they’ll want to do it on their own. So let them have their moment that they can be proud about and soon enough, you will notice a pattern of self-sufficiency that builds within them.