Sending your child to school before kindergarten has many benefits for your child’s future. Evidence shows a person’s life success, health, and emotional wellbeing are rooted in a child having a proper education when they are young.

Studies show children who go to kindergarten without having preschool beforehand are likely to remain behind through their time in school and even afterward. This gap is called the achievement gap, and it has been growing across the country. But one way to close this gap is by sending children to early learning programs so they are prepared to enter kindergarten, and thus have the tools to become successful adults.

Why is this? Well, the early years of a child’s life builds the foundation for their future development by forming their intelligence, personality, social behavior, capacity to learn, and their ability to nurture themselves as an adult.

Here are some examples:

●        Cognitive development

Children are naturally creative and curious, and they start learning on their own at a very young age. But the best way for your child to gain the foundational skills they need for future success in school is by providing an environment where your child can develop cognitive skills, with early learning centers prepared to capitalize on this time when learning happens much faster.

In fact, studies have found early childhood education increases cognitive and achievement scores in children.

●        Emotional and social development

Sending your child to an early learning program provides a place for children to express their emotions with people who are not family members. This is an important way to help young kids learn how to interact with their peers, develop social skills, and learn how to manage their feelings by sharing toys and playing with other kids.

●        Future success

A proper education before kindergarten can set your child up for success throughout their life. Here are some of the ways:

○        Higher earnings: Studies have shown early childhood education can boost a child’s earnings later in life from 1.3 to 3.5 percent.

○        Lower the chances of committing a crime: Research shows improving cognitive and social development early in life reduces a person’s involvement with the criminal justice system.

○        Reduces the need for remedial education: Studies have found early childhood education may reduce the need for special education placements and remedial education.

Contact Us Today!

At The Learning Lodge, we provide early care and education for children in Ramsey, Anoka, and Elk River, Minnesota. Our approach is unique in that we emphasize desired-results education that focuses on interactive learning and parent participating. Our child care center hosts exciting activities that encourage education and provide hours of entertainment.

To learn more about The Learning Lodge’s programs and how they will help your child become a successful adult, contact us today at 763-427-2587.