Why is Early Learning important?
‘Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age 5 have a major impact on their future life chances’ (Department for Education, 2012).
Children learn from their families, friends, and communities; the languages spoken, and cultures experienced. Learning is a social activity, and young children gain understanding of their world through every day routines and activities. A range of Children’s Centre activities are accessible in Palfrey, Delves, Caldmore, Chuckery and Park Hall, at various venues; and delivered by Children’s Centre staff who are qualified in working with young children.
Staff members plan activities to support young children’s learning and development, which provide a range of experiences and challenges.
By regularly attending sessions,
children will gain confidence by :-
- becoming familiar with the environment,
- meeting and playing with other children and adults,
- participating in social activities such as snack, story and singing times, and learn behaviour boundaries.
parents will gain confidence by :-
- by making friends with other parents,
- gaining ideas to do at home with their young children.