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Benefits of Early Childhood Education

August 18th, 2018

Little boy with book. Benefits of Early Childhood EducationYoung children are like sponges, soaking in the world around them. Every experience has the potential to leave a lasting impression on their minds and values. For years, studies have shown that early childhood education has a major impact on a child’s future. Unfortunately, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, as of 2015, only 52% of 3-and-4-year-olds in the United States were enrolled in educational pre-school programs.

Studies, such as the HighScope Perry Preschool Study and The Abecedarian Project, show high-quality early education to play a significant role in long-term success—not only in school but in life as well.

Early learning programs offer a variety of lifelong benefits—from early childhood development to successful careers, better health, and stronger relationships.

Early Development Benefits

  • Social skills
  • Emotional, physical, and mental development
  • Concentration
  • Direction following
  • Enthusiasm for learning
  • Confidence
  • Respect
  • Patience
  • Teamwork

Educational Benefits

  • Higher IQ
  • Higher test scores
  • Lower special education placements
  • Lower grade retention
  • Language skills
  • Math skills

Long-term Benefits

  • Higher graduation rate
  • Higher college attendance
  • Employment stability
  • Lower crime rate
  • Higher earnings
  • Better health
  • More family involvement

Rated Star Level 5 by the Delaware Stars for Early Success, Learning Tree Academy provides high-quality early education programs for kids from the ages of 6-weeks to 12-years-old. At LTA, we strive to provide all children with engaging activities focused on the age and diverse learning styles of each individual. Contact us today or visit our Programs page to learn more!