Early Childhood Development – How to Help Your Child Develop a Positive Attitude and Sense of Self
Early Life and Education
Early childhood development is an incredibly important time for children’s growth and learning. The experiences that children have during this stage are essential in helping them form a positive attitude and sense of self.
Studies have demonstrated that children who receive excellent stimulation, support and nurturing from family and professionals during these formative years experience better school performance, higher employment rates and fewer incidents of crime. It is an especially critical period in a child’s life; studies have even found links between excellent care during this period and improved intellectual functioning later in life.
Professionals in the early childhood environment must be knowledgeable of local, state and national laws that affect children and families. Furthermore, they should create and cultivate relationships with families that are warm, respectful, strength-based and cooperative in nature.