Day Care Matters: The Importance of Early Childhood Education

Covenant Schools of Albuquerque understands the importance of providing our children with Early Childhood Education or ECE opportunities. We have incorporated ECE into our preschool programs and our Albuquerque and Rio Rancho kids are gaining a lifetime of benefits from our unique approach to early childhood education and learning.

Different Children, Different Needs

You may be familiar with the concept or idea of Early Childhood Education or ECE, but did you know there are many different approaches and philosophies associated with ECE. Some preschools are constructed around language immersion, allowing young children to cultivate their language-acquisition skills and develop fluency in a secondary language. Other preschools may be faith-based, forming their curriculum around religious content.

There are also different types of teaching models for preschool institutions. Montessori education is particularly popular, with a philosophy based on teaching children as individual learners at their own pace. Alternatively, the Waldorf philosophy keeps children on a strict schedule, following the belief that children thrive in predictable and consistent environments. Another common teaching approach called Reggio Emilia bases curriculum on the interests of students, leaving room for spontaneous curiosity and letting creativity guide the teaching.

Covenant Schools is a Christian Preschool that incorporates many different proven philosophies and approaches of Early Childhood Education into our day care and preschool programs.

The Many Benefits of Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education provides crucial stimulation and guidance during the time in which a child’s brain is forming faster than any other period of life. In the first few years of life, more than a million neuron connections develop each second. These enable different parts of the brain to function and communicate.

This period of rapid proliferation paves the way for a child’s brain development and provides either a strong or weak foundation for all learning later in life. ECE works to challenge, stimulate and nurture the formative early years of life to give children every possible chance for healthy development.

The success of ECE continues past the early developmental phase and also has a positive influence throughout a child’s lifetime. Many studies show that high-quality early childhood education programs can lead to a child’s long-term potential, especially in areas such as earning-potential, home ownership, marriage longevity and especially in successful higher education participation and learning.

Early childhood education can be especially beneficial for children who lack the resources and opportunities of their peers in early life. For children from low-income families and for those at risk for academic failure, early childhood education can be particularly powerful for their development, helping to even the playing field and ensure all children have the chance to build the skills they need to succeed in school and in life.

Early Childhood Education provides children with an opportunity to expand their world beyond home life, to develop critical skills through interactive play. It’s a place to nurture young minds in a safe and engaging environment. It’s an opportunity for children to learn more about themselves and how the world works.

The truth is that early childhood education goes far beyond finger painting and story time. This critical component of childhood sets the stage for an entire lifetime.

Covenant Schools of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho have Day Care and Preschool Programs that Incorporate vital Early Childhood Education (ECE) opportunities. Put your child on the path to a lifetime of success by enrolling them in one of our many different ECE Preschool Programs.

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