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The Future of America in Our Hands: Fixing Early Education – Slideshow

When it comes to your child, the first few years of their life are absolutely crucial to their development. The fundamentals you provide to your child in their earliest years will provide the foundation that shapes their future health, happiness, growth and overall development.

When it comes to your child, the first few years of their life are absolutely crucial to their development. The fundamentals you provide to your child in their earliest years will provide the foundation that shapes their future health, happiness, growth and overall development.

The lessons that your child experiences and learns will stay with them for the rest of their lives. With so much relying on your child’s youngest years, it’s no wonder that so many parents turn to the qualified early education centers to help their children get ahead.

 



What is Early Education?

There is much debate as to just what ‘early education’ entails. Some argue that early education is any program a child is included in before they turn 8, while others argue that early education is restricted to those children between the ages of 3 and 4.

No matter how you look at it, early education is the period in which the human brain undergoes rapid development, helping them build the cognitive, emotional and social skills that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.  

However, one of the biggest problems that families face is that early education isn’t governmentally-funded in our public school system. That being said, many families simply don’t enroll their younger sons of daughters into these type of programs, leaving their child at a severe disadvantage when it comes time to enrolling them into the public school system.

Finding the Right Early Education Solution

Giving your child the opportunity to develop, grow and build a foundation for success later on in life provides your child with a world of benefits. If you’re looking to enroll your child in an early education program in your area, make sure to look for these three key elements to help your child get ahead.

  1. Quality of Teaching Staff: One common misconception that many parents have about early education programs is that they are one-sized-fits all. This is far from the truth, and you are likely to find several different teaching styles and structures on your search for quality childcare centers. Whenever you are considering an early education program, look for a staff that is certified with the proper licensing and educational background.
     
  2. A Stimulating Curriculum: The best way to help your child get ahead and learn some of life’s most valuable lessons is by choosing a childcare center that uses a structured learning schedule to help your child develop a routine and stimulate their growth mentally and socially.
     
  3. A Clean Facility: An easy sign of a poor quality child care center is one that’s lacking in the proper safety precautions and cleanliness. Whenever you’re visiting a potential child care, make sure to keep an eye out for any areas of safety concern to ensure your child is getting the best early education experience.

Experts and educators both agree that early education is one of the best ways to help steer your child toward future success. Enroll them in one of the enriching childcare programs at your local Tender Care Learning Centers to help your child grow.  Provide your child with all the tools and life lessons they need for future success with help from the childcare programs at your local Tender Care Learning Centers.

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Tender Care Accreditations

Tender Care is a Pennsylvania and Connecticut state-licensed child care and early childhood learning organization, an accredited member of NAEYC, PAEYC, CAEYC, HAEYC, and PACCA, and is Keystone STARS rated.

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    Accreditation

    Tender Care Learning Centers has committed to accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) as the measurement of our program excellence. NAEYC is the nation’s largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators, and is dedicated to improving programs for children from birth through third grade. NAEYC sets the standards for quality childcare and education in America, with an emphasis placed on the quality of interactions among teachers and children and the developmental appropriateness of the curriculum.

  • Keystone/STARS

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    The Keystone STARS program validates what Tender Care Learning Centers have been doing for many years. Your child's Early Education is critical to his/her development and future success in school and life. Keystone STARS sets requirements for early childhood educators to promote the best learning environment and safest setting possible for your child. As a parent, feel confident your child is safe and respected, is learning new things every day, and is well prepared for future success in life.