• Iris Windsor

Early Learning: How Important is it?

Updated: Feb 13, 2019

I am sure that this is a question that we have all asked ourselves. We don't really have the answer but a great deal of research has gone into the answer. Here are a few thoughts on this and included are a few things that we know about children and learning

What an amazing thing a child's brain is!!!

Just look at how quickly they have embraced the ‘i’ age and even at the age of two, are playing games on, and operating ipads and iphones; sometimes even better than their parents.

A child’s brain develops most rapidly between birth and five years of age – in scientific terms, more than 700 new brain connections are made every second. The connections are what builds the structure of the brain and lays the foundation for all later learning, behaviour and wellbeing for a child.

The most important influence on a child’s brain development is where and how they spend their early years. Positive stimulating and nurturing environments help them to thrive and grow and learn; alternately negative environments can have a significant adverse impact on their cognitive, emotional and behavioural development.

Choosing a quality child care centre is very important.

What happens in their early years will impact upon them for the rest of their lives, so it’s critical to ensure they are being exposed to the best possible early learning and care environment.

The experts have led the way in showing us what quality child care looks like with the introduction of the National Quality Standards. This has highlighted the need for highly-skilled staff and more staff to less children as being critical.

So how can you tell which centre is the right one?

How do you know if they are going to provide the best possible place for your child?

The best way to know if a centre is right for you is to go down and have a look.

Talk to the staff, watch them engage with the children and just by being there you will start to get a feel for the centre that you are visiting

At Dragonfly's Early Learning, we encourage parents to come in to visit our Centre to get a feel for what we are about. You can arrange a walk through and later, we encourage parents to come in with their little ones and stay for a play date allowing them to meet their prospective Kindy Friends before they start

to find out more, go to https://www.dragonflys.com.au/contact-us/

or call us on 07 5471 6500 to arrange a walk through


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