Early demise of the whole child approach in pre-schools


  • Preschool is now featured on the global agenda of United Nations. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals says, “Quality early education provides children with basic cognitive and language skills and fosters emotional development.” The U.N. also a clear vision that “By 2030, all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care, and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education.” Good news is that preschool has now caught the world’s attention. The challenge is to ensure that we get it right.
  • One way to do that is by looking for areas of agreement in the science of learning. A recent report from Brookings and the Duke University Center for Child and Family Policy mentioned that most of the leading experts in the field of education are aligned together about the importance of good quality preschool learning and the high positive impact it has on young children. Read more…
  • Reference article: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/education-plus-development/2017/06/08/the-premature-death-of-the-whole-child-approach-in-preschool/?utm_content=buffer0c895&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
  • Founded by a group of IIMA alumni, with ample personal experience of educational institutions, Educational Initiatives (EI) is an effort to ensure every child learns with understanding. Established in 2001, Educational Initiatives believes in making a difference in education through personalized learning and ensuring that students learn with understanding. EI has over 15 years of expertise in education, with a deep understanding of child psychology and efficient methods of teaching, based on detailed research and a formidable database of student learning through ASSET. Our detailed research has proven that children today respond to rote-based questions relatively well, however, they fail to answer unfamiliar or application based questions due to unclear core concepts.

Originally published at blog.ei-india.com on June 22, 2017.

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