The early years of a child’s life can have a long-lasting impact on their overall development. By investing in your child’s education early, you can give them the opportunity they need to succeed in their academic life and beyond.
Here are just some of the benefits early learning can provide:
• Greater success at school
Recent studies have shown that children who attend early learning programs prior to starting school are up to 40% ahead of their peers by the time they reach year 3.
This demonstrates a clear educational advantage provided by early learning courses.
With Australia’s international performance in STEM subjects gradually declining, early learning could be the solution we need to help our children thrive in STEM learning.
• Creates an enthusiasm for lifelong learning
Getting kids involved in a fun, interactive learning course at a young age will positively impact their approach to learning later on in life.
By buildings kids’ enthusiasm for education, early learning courses encourage a thirst for knowledge and passion for discovery that will shape their entire learning experience.
At STEMmates, we believe that by exposing kids to fun and interactive learning sessions, we can build a passion for STEM that students will then apply at home, at school, and ultimately to their careers.
• Aids the development of social skills
Whilst helping kids develop academically, the early learning environment provides a space in which children can develop the fundamental social skills they require to thrive in life.
It is in this space that children will learn to interact with others, make friends, take turns, and manage their emotions.
Early learning provides a key opportunity for children to build their social competence and emotional maturity in a safe and friendly environment.
• Encourages teamwork
As well as providing a space for kids to interact with each other in a social sense, the early learning environment also teaches children the importance and value of teamwork.
During the early learning process, kids will learn the importance of listening to others, respecting those around them, and cooperating with their peers in a team.
By installing these values early, we set our kids in good stead to thrive both in their social life and their careers.
• Builds confidence
By encouraging kids to express themselves and discover new talents and skills, the early learning environment helps kids build their confidence and self-esteem.
This will ultimately impact how they approach education, themselves, and life’s different situations and challenges.
A brighter future for our children
If we want to give our kids the best chance at success in life, we need to invest in their education early.
At STEMmates, we understand the long-lasting impact that early learning can have on a child’s academic and social development. This is why we provide STEM learning courses for children from pre-school age and above.
With the current shift towards STEM in Australian schools and in the global job market, we believe that early STEM learning is the best way to give our kids the opportunity to thrive in the current climate.
By laying the foundations of STEM learning today, we can help our kids succeed in the society of tomorrow.
Contact STEMmates today to find out more about our programs.