Why Early Childhood Education
Early childhood care and education should aim to facilitate optimum development of the child’s full potential and lay the foundation for all round development and lifelong learning. It is an active and interactive process in which children learn through play and through interaction. When children are actively engaged with their social, cultural experiences and psychomotor competencies they constantly assimilate and use new information to make sense of their experiences. Early childhood care and education is critical for the development of emotional control, habitual ways of responding, language and literacy, symbols and relative quality, all of which impact school learning and academic achievement well into later years.