Your Child’s Brain Grows Rapidly in The First Five Years.
From the moment a baby is born, their life journey begins immediately. Not only physically, but also emotionally, psychologically, intellectually, as well as socially. They go through various kinds of dynamic development every day, if not every hour. The clothes that fit this month often don’t fit next month. In the blink of an eye, the baby who was barely able to crawl yesterday now can stand up and begins to walk. The baby who cooed and gurgled now picks up simple words and repeats what their parents say. We say time is flying, but with babies, it seems like time is flying with extra turbo boosters.
But did you know that the very early years of your child’s life are the most formative years in terms of their intellectual, emotional, psychological, and social development? These are the years that can impact how they learn for life. These are also the years that can set them up for success in life.
From birth to approximately age five, a child’s brain develops significantly more than at any other time in their life. At birth, the average size of a baby’s brain is only about a quarter of the size of the average adult brain. Then it goes through dramatic growth: within the first year, a baby’s brain doubles in its size. It keeps growing at a very fast speed that it reaches the whopping 80% of adult size by age three. By age five, a baby’s brain is nearly fully grown, reaching a mind-blowing 90%. It’s important to ensure that children in the early years are ready to start school, equipped with the skills and knowledge to be successful in life.
When The Time Comes, Will Your Child Be Kindergarten-Ready?
Kindergarten serves as a little society for young children. Children learn new rules and values. They encounter new people, new challenges, and new responsibilities. As stressful as it may be, it is a very important and essential growth period in a child’s cognitive development. They actively learn to develop the connections that are needed for many important, higher-level abilities like motivation, self-regulation, problem-solving, and communication.
Conventional education acknowledges the significance of kindergarten education. Yet, the significance of kindergarten readiness in North America isn’t celebrated in the same way. By the age of five, a child’s brain has gone through momentous development. It means the child has already acquired the basic cognitive and behaviour foundation as to how to engage with others and new environments, how to react to new challenges, how to understand and comprehend new information, etc. Going to kindergarten is a huge milestone in a child’s develpment. If a child is not fully prepared for this change without proper, deliberate kindergarten preparation, it is common for the child to struggle not only emotionally, but socially, cognitively, and physically.
Proactive parenting – are you in?
Paying attention to your child’s emotional needs and addressing them can help mitigate any potential threats to their well-being, especially in a school environment or with other children. Because young children cannot effectively communicate what they need and want in words, these non-verbal cues become increasingly important. When you recognize the uniqueness of your child’s character, it impacts their self-esteem, their sense of pride and their self-worth. This is exciting because the first layer of your child’s character is created when these are all affirmed. This step will help give your child a point of reference for all future actions.
The quality of benefits that a child receives from kindergarten education can highly depend on your proactiveness. Ensure your child is kindergarten-ready through proper, thoughtful preparation and early education. What children experience during the first years of their life sets the foundation of emotions, language, motor skills, vision, and memories – having a lasting impact on the development of their brain. These formative years in an Early Learning School like Core Education & Fine Arts (CEFA) will allow your child to socialize and integrate into society in an inviting and non-threatening way. This process of learning to socialize with other children and other adults is an essential step for your child towards developing new and healthy relationships in the future. The type of interaction at CEFA is in many ways similar to what your child will experience in elementary school. Being exposed to a different social circle outside the family will allow your child to make the connection between home and elementary school very easily, without any unclear and abrupt changes. This middle step or link between home and school is essential for a good comprehension of the existing school system.
Think of it this way – early childhood education ensures that your child starts kindergarten on the 5th floor of a building instead of on the ground floor. They’ll receive a head start on their academic skills, which contribute to higher self-esteem, advanced placement, and accelerated learning. Being kindergarten-ready means your child is receptive to all the advantages this new change will bring to their life and they’ll enjoy the process.
Early Learning & Education Can Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten
At CEFA, our world-class Early Learning curriculum is designed to educate and develop the whole child, so they are well prepared for kindergarten, and for life. It is what separates CEFA from traditional daycare or childcare options. Trusted by parents since 1998, CEFA has earned a reputation for developing intellect in the early years, giving children the finest start in education, arts, and the humanities. We take pride in the fact that CEFA has established an impeccable reputation, and is a trusted brand consistently voted #1 by parents.
At CEFA, we recognize the fact that the first five years have a huge effect on how children will learn for the rest of their lives. Our curriculum isn’t about cramming facts, it’s about leveraging ways the child can use their brain to exercise it. It’s about stimulating the brain. Brain cells that make connections (through learning, for example) survive. The ones that don’t, get pruned. Children have super curious brains and they’re always wanting to learn more. Children should always be learning and playing – not just learning and not just playing so that they have the kindergarten skills required when needed. CEFA curriculum gives children the academic and emotional skills to be successful. Our four-year-old students read to the one-year-old students. This teaches them empathy and patience. We teach one-year olds that their actions have an impact on others. Teaching a one-year-old to have the right voice and desire to change the world can result in the most amazing and most fulfilled child ever.
CEFA is different, and academics in the early years matter. Unlike other early learning education centres, we have the profound knowledge, the highly specialized teachers, and the award-winning curriculum to establish your child’s school readiness. Be proactive, and ensure your child is kindergarten-ready, and life ready, with CEFA. Find A School