“Intelligences are not things that can be seen or counted. Instead, they are potentials – presumably, neural ones – that will or will not be activated.”
– Howard Gardner
The general perception that education only starts in Grade 1 at the age of 7 means that many parents do not consider the importance of quality learning opportunities prior to the start of formal schooling. However, research supports the notion that by providing quality and age-appropriate learning opportunities before the age of 7, early childhood education can help in developing a lifelong love of learning in children.
As a parent, you want the best for your child. But what if you do not know how, or when, to expose your child to opportunities that will have the greatest impact?
Brain development is most rapid in the early years of life and a child’s mind is like a sponge. Studies have found that 85% of the architecture of a child’s brain is mapped out by the age of 5. This means that the learning “window” has already started to close before the child has even officially started to attend school.
It is essential that this short window of opportunity is exploited by ensuring that the child has regular and consistent opportunities for enriching and engaging activities, thereby providing for as much learning and growth as possible.
There is clear and strong evidence that demonstrates that early years intervention is essential and that we need a clearly defined curriculum approach that encourages a lifelong disposition to learning.
The sudden move to online learning in early 2020 due to COVID-19 meant that teaching had to be undertaken remotely and on digital platforms. Little was done at the time to support early learners.
AAA Tutoring’s Early Years Educational Platform
The AAA-Tutoring Early Years Educational Platform will offer you and your child the opportunity and support to follow a rich early years curriculum, either online within a small group of other children and with the support of a teacher, or as a home-study programme, where the parent takes on the role of the teacher.
Developed by Alexandra Cowley, an Early Years Specialist who has been working in education for more than 20 years, the step-by-step programme will guide you through what your child will need to know to start school not only on good academic footing but ahead of their peers.
Being a parent is a full-time job. It can be hard to balance everything and sometimes that means making tough choices. Let AAA-Tutoring help you make the best academic choice for your child. Let us guide and support you and your child on a journey of exploration, fun, and learning.
Early Childhood Education is one of the most important investments that can be made in a child’s future, and there is consistent and strong evidence which shows that children who receive assistance in their early years achieve more success at school and in life.