If you are taking your child to a child care centre in Wellard or any Perth suburb, you may be happy to know that your child is getting a lot more than just a babysitter. According to Professor Fiona Stanley, whose accomplishments in the field of child welfare are so great that she was chosen Australian of the year in 2003, an early start to learning is important to children in ways we don’t imagine.
As baby boomers age, one of their main concerns is that younger Australians become competent enough to replace them when they leave the labour force and to keep Australia prosperous. That seems to be the main debate and the main narrative when it comes to education. But Professor Stanley believes many are missing the point and has raised a different topic for discussion: how the way we raise and educate our children affects the social fabric of their communities.
Today’s children are our future. They aren’t just the future workforce. They are future leaders, musicians, artists, inventors and basically the people who will keep our culture alive for another generation. They will also be responsible for advances in technology, thought, culture and every fibre of our being.
We need our children to be great citizens. We need them to work well with and care about others. We need them to share our values and become great parents when it’s their turn.
What it has to Do with Early Start Learning
Studies in Britain, New Zealand and Canada have done a great job of establishing the connection between early child development programs and children’s future prospects for social participation, wellbeing and health. Statistically, children who benefit from early learning do better in the three aforementioned categories: social participation, wellbeing and health.
Do You Need Child Care in Wellard?
If you are looking for child care in Wellard, call Cuddles Childcare Centre Bertram today: +61 (08) 9419 1844.