Department of Computer Science Programmes, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Received date: 31/12/2018; Accepted date: 29/01/2019; Published date: 05/02/2019
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Early education is necessary in present environment where pre-school are a big help in imparting the best education. The age group of early education is considered to be 2 or 2+ to 8 or 8+. Play & activity based learning is important in early education which develops moral & social skills. Education means whole personality development so our aim is to give new, creative environment to future generations. A pre-school teacher should also be patient, willing, enthusiastic, creative & active all the time for kids. The environment of early education in school should be cozy & well facilitated with flexible curriculum. In India, due to financial problem government is not promoting early education & is not able to provide any social help. Anyway conclusion is early education is a new beginning & has long lasting effects. It should be organized well.
Early education, Pre-school, Selfidentity, Personality development
This article is about importance of early education in pre-schools which ranges 4-7 years old. But now-a-days many private pre-schools are spreading in our societies which are taking children 2 or 2+ to 8 or 8+ & helping parents in making their child selfdependent. Besides giving a relaxation to the working parents it is also helpful in developing children in every field of education. Early learner’s age group children are not like other students. Their needs are unique & they interact first with the teacher as a first person outside his/her family.
Importance of Early Education
Early education starts in the cradle & gets lifelong experiences. If a child gets good education in starting it affects his/ her in later classes also. In this age, the brain develops faster than at only other point in their lives so these years are critical. The foundations for their social skills, self-esteem perception of the world & moral skills are established during these years, as well as the cognitive skill developments. Parents must understand the importance of first 8 years which are critical for identity developments. Children develop a self-identity & begin to form relationship. They also learn how personal behavior can affect them & others. Likewise, experts believe that play & activity based learning positively contributes to children’s emotional development. Since playing usually requires the use of multiple motor & mental functions. Children develop various skills as well. Play based learning also aids children in developing morals & social skills.
Pre-school learning for early education should be encouraged. In India, where people mostly have the opinion that “education is nothing but literacy”. This thinking should be transform with a new thought and aim that literacy is a part of education. Education means the whole personality development which can be fully successful by early education. There is a need of promoting early education in a correct way to get the best environment for our future generations to develop in all aspects of life. Getting a child admitted in pre-school is not only a fashion but also a need now-a-days. At home it is not easy to provide all the facilities for the whole personality development. Children learn second language well in pre-school in better manner.
They get peer group & different brain games, puzzles, toys in school with an atmosphere of learning with play way method. So just to lessen the burdens of parents early learning in pre-schools is beneficial. Unfortunately, children who are not getting early education get affected negatively. Educating children in pre-kindergarten is one step that can be taken to improve a society economically & socially. It has been shown that children should begin to receive education before kindergarten since children experience substantial brain development during these early years.
Qualities of Pre-School & Pre-School Teachers
Dealing with kids needs patience, dedication & sensitivity. Sometimes, it becomes very exhausting & depressing but if you take the challenge, it can also be extremely rewarding. We can imagine that dealing with one kid at home is quite difficult, on the top of that handing different kids with various abnormal characteristics, no doubt is all the more difficult.
When you decide to work with children the first question you should ask to yourselves. Do I like working with kids? If the answer is not ‘Yes’ than this profession may not be best for you. A child can become very attached to you as a “substitute” for their parents. Great teachers are adaptable to the emotional reactions of their students. The pre-school should be creative and adaptive that can motivate toddlers. Lessons in early education classrooms should be lively. They involve art & craft, storytelling, exercise, educational games & more. Teaching children is such a highly specialized field. In early education initial teaching starts from sharing toys, taking turns & interacting with teachers & each other. Classroom must be interactive & stimulating to foster an exciting learning environment. Gradually, it is switched over to stimulate a real life social environment & promote peer learning. The purpose of early education is not only to impart knowledge of different academic dimensions like – Math’s, language & environment but also to develop in them an interest of academics & other extra-curricular activities with growing classes and age.
Barriers & challenges
1. Early education is not mandatory so, it is normally neglected.
2. Our government is not able to give compulsory primary education.
3. Here some people who can afford private schools are sending their children but rests of them are ignoring it due to financial crisis.
4. Due to poor salaries, no highly qualified person likes to take up teacher’s job in primary school.
5. There is a defective curriculum, no scope for the student’s creativity & constructive thoughts.
6. Social problems like-poverty, early marriage, preference of religious & state language, gender difference etc.
After this long discussion it is concluded, no doubt, early education is very important in a person’s life and a good pre-school plays a significant role in getting the aim fulfilled. Pre-school & kindergarten are important beginning to the academic careers of children. Parents & teachers involved during this step are influential in helping kids master the material, and to relax & enjoy learning.