The Importance Of Early Education

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The importance of education has become more apparent throughout the years, specifically the elementary school years. For a long time now, teachers and parents have struggled with students falling behind during their first years. While some don’t find it imperative to help these students others argue how crucial it is to find a solution to it; in order for our economy to grow our future workforce needs to be well educated (Peterson). One suggestion is to have parents receive some training from schools or organizations to teach their children the basics at an early age. A second suggestion is to provide accessible early education programs throughout the communities. Although both suggestions hand over the basic skills to children before they start school, its important to decide which one is more effective. When it comes to students …show more content…
On the other hand if parents were to be trained to teach their children, they would have to take time away from their schedules to teach their children. Some would say that if parents were determined they would make any sacrifice possible to help their children succeed. However, these sacrifices can have negative consequences for the children. A lot of the children that struggle the most academically come from low-income families (Caucutt). Therefore, parents would most likely need to work longer hours to support their families. With this in mind, parents would not only have to make some time to teach their children, but they would have to set up a routine. Parents would then become stressed with work and teaching, which could cause them to be inconsistent with a teaching routine. Some believe that, “Routines are the backbone of daily classroom life and they facilitate teaching and learning” (Shalaway 25). With children in early education programs, parents could use that time to work and not have to worry about saving some time to teach their

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