Early Childhood EducationPaper Rating: Word Count: 1311 Approx Pages: 5
How much did you know when you were 6 years old? Not too much I bet. As society gets older its more and more important that we have early childhood education. Early childhood education is the term often used for describing the education of young children from birth to age 8. Although early childhood education has existed since the creation of kindergarten in the 1800's, the last decade has seen a tremendous amount of attention devoted to the subject of early education for young children (www.ncrel.org).
The first national goal focuses mainly on the childhood years: "By the year 2001 all children in America will start school ready to learn. (earlyeducation.com) From the time to birth most children are ready to learn. It is the teachers and parents responsibility to how much the child will learn. The current education practice of testing children for kindergarten entry and placement, raising the entrance age to kindergarten, adding an extra transitional year between first grade and kindergarten, and detaining children in preschool, kindergarten or first grade are attempts to obtain an older more capable cohort of children at each grade level (www.nwrel.org). The educational strategies, I think, suggest t