Early Education Creates Better Outcomes
Lucky: it’s a word we hear everywhere. A teacher is lucky to have such a well-behaved classroom. Parents are lucky to have such gifted children. Students are lucky to be so smart. “How did you get so lucky?” What is meant as a compliment can mask the belief that positive circumstances are outside of our influence—there is no rhyme or reason to success. Certainly, a myriad of factors affect each child’s life—to many to account for—and much of what life brings our way is truly beyond our control.
However, we here at AIR Child Care believe that quality early childhood education sets children up for success in a way that allows and encourages better outcomes. Giving the gift of training at a young age influences the future. Early childhood education creates a “luckiness” which lasts. RAND corporation, a research institute deduction to policy changes, writes, “There is increasing recognition that the first few years of a child’s life are a particularly sensitive period in the process of development, laying a foundation in childhood and beyond for cognitive functioning; behavioral, social, and self-regulatory capacities; and physical health.” The earlier an education starts, the better the outcomes can be. Early education not only improves social and behavioral skills: it can also prepare children for STEM fields. AIR Child Care offers resources in math and science. Our science programs introduce critical thinking skills through an encouragement of a child’s curiosity. Our inquiry-based activities give children a jump-start in life science, earth and space science, and physical science. Tailored to your state’s requirements, our math programs allow children to explore and learn for themselves in open-ended, experimental numbers-learning. When math is play, abstract concepts become practical and concrete.
How did you get so lucky? We want you to be able to say, “We invested early. We rewarded scientific and mathematical processes. We encouraged exploration from a young age.” Empowering children creates its own luck.