Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education (ECE), also known as early nursery education. It is a branch of educational theory that deals with the teaching (formal and informal) of children from birth to eight years of age. Traditionally, this equates to third grade. ECE has been described as a critical period in child development.

They provide an opportunity for developing their cognitive, physical, social, and emotional skills. These programs may include child care centers, preschools, extended daycare programs, prekindergarten, and home-based programs for children from infancy through second grade. It also includes programs designed to meet the needs of individual children with special needs.

As well as Early childhood education is emerged as an area of ​​study during the Enlightenment, particularly in European countries with high literacy rates. This continued to grow until the 19th century when universal primary education became the norm in the Western world.

In recent years, early childhood education has become a predominant public policy issue, as federal, state, and municipal legislators debate the financing of preschool education. Governing bodies are also debating the central focus of early childhood education, with the debate on developmentally appropriate play versus a robust academic readiness curriculum in reading, writing, and writing. math. The global priority assigned to early childhood education is underlined by the goals of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal.

Whether or not children attend early childhood education programs has been proven to impact their academic achievement throughout schooling. There are significant, cumulative effects of high-quality preschool on literacy and math test scores that last into the elementary grades. ECE is also a professional designation earned through a postsecondary education program.