There are many aspects that come into play in a child’s developmental process. Some of these include: physical, emotional, mental and social development. The child would need a conducive environment that fosters proper development of all these processes. This is what proper childcare has to offer.
How Important Is Early Learning?
So many critical functions in a human being’s life are developed during the very first five years. This early learning period has a far-reaching influence on the future growth, health, happiness, learning achievement and development of the child. It will impact on how well adjusted such a child is to the family, community and school with which he/ she interacts every day.
Indeed, the most crucial part of the child’s body that is under development in the early years is the brain. In fact, the actual brain architecture would be shaped within just the first three years.
What this means is that your brain’s functioning and organizational development in your adult years, would be influenced by your early childhood experiences. Your learning skills would either be negatively or positively affected depending on what you go through in your early years. This is why a conducive early learning environment is critically important in setting you up for a much brighter future.
Critical Needs In Young Children
The speed at which human beings learn during their initial childhood years is vastly greater than the speed of learning later in life. This is why something as simple as having a loving and nurturing environment can go a long way in ingraining a sense of trust, which later makes the child secure and confident.
Actually, having a loving and affectionate environment would greatly help the learning and growth of young children. The encouragement and attention given by professional early childhood educators is sure to produce sufficient mental stimulation that ensures better mental development. This is also complemented by good health care, as well as having proper nutrition.
It’s also critically important that caregivers know exactly what a child needs at different levels of growth and development. This way, the best support would be offered to the child, thus ensuring continued growth and development without any detrimental interruptions.
Early childhood programmes also play a critical role in preparing kids for school. It’s an excellent route to take in the transition from home to school. Such programmes offer quite a bit of flexibility that allows the participation of parents, which helps young kids get used to new learning environments away from the familiar.
Making Sure That Children’s Rights Are Upheld
Offering children an opportunity to grow and develop in a conducive environment enables them to achieve their full potential. This is a critical aspect in upholding the internationally recognized rights of children.
Based on the international, children-focused, human rights treaty (the Convention on the Rights of the Child, CRC), certain guiding principles determine whether a child’s rights have been upheld or not:
– The primary consideration should be to respect the best interests of the children under your care.
– Children should be offered an opportunity to survive and develop.
– Children’s rights to express their views freely concerning any matter that affects them should not be denied.
– No child should be discriminated against in pursuit of enjoying all rights that he/ she should have.