It is understanding the developmental needs of the infant/child at each sensitive developmental period and responding to it, emotionally, physically, nutritionally, cognitively in an appropriately engaged and loving manner.
It is also a chance for children to expand their worlds beyond home life, to develop critical skills through interactive play. It’s a place to nurture young minds in a safe and engaging environment. It’s an opportunity for children to learn more about themselves and how the world works.
The truth is that early childhood development and education goes far beyond Reading, Writing and Math. This critical component of childhood sets the stage for an entire lifetime.