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Is early education beneficial for children?

( Updated: 2014-10-09 08:16

Sunny (China)

I think early education is very important. When my son was 3 years old, I started him in headstart (Is 'headstart' a special program for pre-schoolers? If so, should it be Headstart?) now he is 4 and he has learned so much that he is actually able to go right into first grade if we want him to. I think putting a child through this stage is giving him a head start at education. If a child waits to go to kindergarten it will take time to get use to being apart from there parents or siblings and may not know what to expect in a school atmosphere. My son is so ready for kindergarten he is looking forward to what else he is going to learn and the new friends he will have. Being a full time working mom I don't have the time to spend with my kids and teach them all the things they should learn so early education is really something every parent should consider.

Is early education beneficial for children?

Belgian John Lee plays with children from an early education center in Tianjin on April 5. He can speak Chinese fluently, and is now one of the most popular teachers in the center. Fu Wenchao / for China Daily

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