The brain develops most of its neurones between birth and until three years of age, and it is of utmost importance that a child is provided a strong base for cognitive and emotional development.
Children from different backgrounds enter school with wide-ranging differences in personal, experiential, and socio psychological factors that affect their transition to (and) subsequent experiences in school. The vast majority of early education and care programs strive to counteract such inequalities. By fostering the development in the early years, they aim to ensure that all children, regardless of their social background, have the prerequisites for a successful start at school.
If all children overcome these constraints, they can be assumed to have comparable and equal educational opportunities at the start of their school track. Hence early interventions attempt to enhance those abilities which are the basis for beneficial development.
The transition from preschool to formal training lays the groundwork for developing social and emotional competence, without taking away from academic brilliance or compromising on the pedagogical standards of education.
The rudiments of early childhood ‘education’ per say don’t base its premise on conventional teaching methods, rather they strive to nurture young mouldable minds into becoming more tolerant, amicable and credible humans of the society.
Equal opportunities exist where everyone is accorded the same chance to develop his or her capacities and to be acknowledged for personal accomplishments irrespective of characteristics such as gender, religion or social background, that is, characteristics which are not related to their personal performance.
It is imperative that all children be granted the same head start as their peers which eliminates some of the rampant partisanship that is prevalent in the higher education system due to biases preconditioned by the society.
The goal is to provide equality of opportunity, channel creative thinking, eliminate discrimination rather than only focusing on rigorous academic training.
– By Mr. Nishith Agarwal
(Mentor-Bliss Age School)