Research and arguments for attention/investment in early childhood education

Posted by muriel / on 09/11/2011 / 0 Comments

 

In September 2010,UNESCO's World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education, found that early childhood care and education are more likely to benefit children and the education system than support to education/formal schooling later in life. than preparation for transition to formal schooling. Professor of Education at Stanford University, Susanna Loeb, showed in her research that by the time children enter kindergarten, there are challenges and gaps as regards socioeconomic readiness if thy were not exposed to early childhood education. She found that from as early as 18 months throughout early childhood, resources in early childhood programmes may prove more beneficial and yield larger returns than if spent later in a child's life.  It is hoped that quality early childhood education for all children would transform society and have a positive economic impact nationally, globally. 


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