NSE Fund has a mission to provide financial assistance to childcare professionals, in turn, fostering a brighter future for children. After all, childcare workers are much more than just people who watch your kids during the day. These men and women are a vital part of early childhood education, supporting young minds in the preparation of primary school. In fact, there is overwhelming evidence that children who partake in quality childcare and preschool programs are more likely to thrive in school, their careers, and beyond.
Why Is Early Childhood Education Important?
Children, especially between the ages of 0 to 5, are in a very prime time in their life. They are in the foundational years that will influence the future of their development. The more stable and study that base is, the better they will be able to become successful in lifelong learning and discovering their abilities, both cognitively and socially. And this does not just apply to school; it follows them all through their careers, and well into their personal lives.
There are several evident developments that children can get from being educated at an early age. For example, the very act of introducing learning while their prefrontal cortex (working memory) is more developed, can instill the love for learning even long after that part of their brain reaches full development. This means that when the brain is in what is called “functional fixedness,” in adulthood, that love might still have ingrained deeply in their mindset. In summary, kids have minds designed to learn, while adults have minds constructed to perform. Some other notable benefits include:
- They will have a much easier time transiting to grade school when the time comes, feeling both emotionally and mentally prepared.
- It leverages children’s strengths while working on weaker areas so they can feel confident in their abilities to overcome challenges.
- They will learn the meaning of perseverance, coordination, manners, independence, and have robust verbal and writing skills. This all will stay with them far after graduation day.
Children are the future and deserve to have a head start on their journey.
Between the profound cognitive improvements, advanced behavioral traits, motivation, and self-esteem, it takes a special kind of person to care for and teach children and equip them with all the intellectual building blocks required to ensure they prosper. Children at that delegate age need the right support and guidance to better their own lives and cultivate a thriving society as a whole. And it all starts with setting the right steppingstones for childcare workers and providing them with the ideal financial assistance so they can make that happen.
Remember, children are going to grow up regardless of what economic hardships are going on outside, and they, nor childcare workers, should have to sacrifice quality educational moments because of it. So, if you want to help alleviate the burden and be a driving force in the strive for positive change, you can do so by donating today to make a lasting mark.
Let’s build better, stronger generations together.