THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD
Young children learn through play and learn best when receiving quality care
All of us learn throughout our lives. It starts from the day we are born. It is now recognised that the early years of life are the most important for learning.
That’s when the foundations for the future are laid, and when we begin moving down the path that will take us through childhood, the teenage years and ultimately into adulthood.
For young children, care and education cannot be separated. Young children learn through play and learn best when receiving quality care.
The benefits of quality early childhood education and care include:
You can place your child in child care and know they are safe and well cared for by people who have appropriate qualifications and share an understanding about what is important for your child.
Your child will have the opportunity to develop skills by playing with others and taking part in activities that build on their abilities and interests.
You will be supported in caring for your child.
You will have increased opportunities to work, attend appointments or recreational activities or have time to yourself.