Early Childhood Learning Doesn’t Stop in Kindergarten
Early childhood programs prepare kids with non-academic skills that will help to carry them through school and the rest of their lives. Studies show early childhood learning lasts until age 8. Focusing on developing executive function skills (e.g. self-regulation, perseverance and attention) and social-emotional intelligence can be just as important for success as academic skills. This skills can be lacking in kids who did not attend early childhood programs, or who have been exposed to trauma and stress in early childhood. Early childhood programs focus on things like family engagement and personalized learning to better equip kids for success in and out of the classroom.