Argumentative Essay On Early Childhood Education

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Early Childhood Education degrees are important. They help us find a job that teachers are qualified for. Each degree and job can help teachers prepare our children to be prepared for school. According to a recent IdahoKIDS count report, 44 percent of children are not academically prepared for kindergarten and 37 percent are not academically prepared for first grade (Oppenheimer). This was hard because if parents want their children to be successful then they need to prepare them for tomorrow. We can prepare them by staying home with them and teaching them on our own or by putting them in classes when they are young. The argument is deciding how can parents change their children’s lives starting at birth. Shonkoff and Phillips stated that …show more content…
Teachers go to college to prepare themselves so that they are prepared to teach children. According to the article Idaho Preschool Teacher Salaries, “A degree is not required in the state of Idaho; many people get the degrees anyway.” They can find more jobs with the degree then they would without them. It makes them more marketable then a high schooler. The only down side to getting a degree is the amount of money it takes to obtain the degree. The average amount an elementary teacher gets is $46,260 while a Preschool teacher gets $26,600 (Research Salaries in Idaho). It is not much more but they put a lot more time and effort into their degree and what they do. Parents need to understand that children need to be put in programs if they can’t teach them at home. Teachers are putting time and money into this because they see how much children need them if parents can’t do it. The State of Idaho says that “The Idaho Department of Labor experts estimate the number of Preschool jobs will increase to 16.05% throughout the state within a 10-year period” (Idaho Preschool Teacher Salaries). The community needs Preschool teachers and Elementary teachers today to prepare their …show more content…
These programs serve an identified population, for example, children with disabilities or children who live in poverty, and then provide preschool and other intervention programs to promote safe, healthy and quality early learning environments. Private Childcare and Preschool Programs. There is no comprehensive state system to monitor the many childcare and preschool programs that exist in Idaho. Some are state and/or city licensed, some are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and others are neither licensed nor accredited. (Johnson, pg.

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