As these days, schools have started a new session for 2017-18. I observe daily in my own society that kids aging only 2+ years are going to school. I really feel sympathy for those little souls. Because they might not enjoy their childhood as we enjoyed at our times. In today’s era parents are so competitive that with the birth of the child they start planning for the school and all. But I think myself that why they forget the truth that God is there to plan each and everything. We must not be worried about anything related to the child. We must enjoy the journey to our parenthood with our little bundle of joy for early childhood trends for sending kids school.
We as parents must understand that 0-7 years are crucial in the life of a child. Their overall development including mental growth occurs during this age. In the first two years of child’s life “sense of self” occurs. In this period, the child learns to differentiate between themselves and others. The bonding between mother /caregiver and child occurs during these initial years of life.
The average age of early childhood trends for sending kids school in developed countries are 7 years. But here in India parents are eager to send them to school even at the age of 2-2.5 years. But they do not understand the logic of lately starting schooling. We must agree with the parents that child must be disciplined from an early age but the learning process must be to play and learn until the child turns 6-7 years of his age. As this can affect the child’s emotional, social, psychological, physical and cognitive development, all obstruct negatively for the vast majority of children by this push down in the early years.
Baby’s bond with mother:
This baby’s bond with the mother is the purest form of love. The mother loves her child even before the birth. And the child recognizes the voice and touch of his mother even before his own birth. She is the only person with whom the child feels safe and secure. She even understands the unexpressed feelings of a little baby. Only a mother knows what a non-speaking baby wants at which time, what he wants to say or express. No one else then the mother can do all these things,even not a father. Leaving your child at daycare or pre-school at this tender age may affect the baby’s mental growth. He may feel alone and insecure, but he can’t express these to anyone.
Early Childhood Trends for sending kids school, preschools & day care Let’s discuss some ill-effects:
The evidence is now quite overwhelming that such an early introduction to institutional learning is not only quite unnecessary for the vast majority of children, but can actually cause major developmental harm, and at worst a shortened lifespan.
children who are under the age of 3-4, are not supposed to send to daycares or preschools. According to a study at the University of Minnesota, these children are more stressed than the children who stay at home with their mothers. There is hormone named cortisol, which goes high to the pick in the mid of day while child stays at full day care. And it went back to normal when a child goes back to home. The kids with such stress level at this early age may feel shy and many other behavioral problems with the social environment.
The child may feel alone and insecure when we left him at Day-care or pre-school at this early age. This can impact deep and negative to the child’s bonding with mother and other loved ones. Even according to the NICHD study, children who stay at home with their mothers or grandparents have much stronger bonding with family then the children who stay at day-care or pre-schools for full day long. This diminished bonding can harm the feeling of little souls. They may not be able to express their feelings to their mom or other close family members. They will be in search of love, as they get older. They might cheat anyone and everyone easily.
Your little one may not expose to any bad habit until he goes to pre-school. You may stop him with love or by diverting his mind. But once he started going to daycare or pre-school, he may get to know about all the tantrums and other bad habits which kids use to get attention from their parents. He may start spitting, biting, kicking to you for not obeying his order and list goes on for such bad habits which he may adapt from other children unknowingly. As he is not mature enough to understand or differentiate between what is right and wrong.
The “Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development,” supported by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), which states that the child who stays at daycare full time are more aggressive than the child who does not spend any time at day-cares. As in the early childhood, every little one needs attention and affection from their loved ones, but you might not be able to understand the clues, what he wants or you may be tired from your work that you can’t attend him. Then this can hurt him or he may get aggressive with your behavior.
your little one may get exposure to illnesses while at day-care or pre-school. Your child’s immune system is not so strong that it can fight all the bacteria, infections and viruses at the same time and sustainable growth. He may catch to infections more frequently than the kids who stay at home with their moms at their early childhood. These can weaken the immune system in long life and can impact child’s life.
We must understand the needs of children. We must understand that our career can take a break and we can resume it once the child gets old enough. But the childhood period of a kid cannot be recalled.
Studies say “Kids who spent lots of hours in any type of daycare, or lots of exposure to group-based care, across the infant, toddler and preschool years, predicted somewhat more aggression and disobedience in children, somewhat poorer relations with teachers and most recently more risk-taking including sexual and alcohol utilization, including drugs, and more impassivity at age 15”.