Preschool is vi­tal to chil­dren’s education

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - FEEDBACK -

I READ that about 60 per cent of preschool chil­dren do not go to preschool (“Hives to pop up across the state”, The Stan­dard, Fe­bru­ary 3).

To me this is sad and needs re­vers­ing.

Preschool is sim­ply that – learn­ing vi­tal stuff to bet­ter pre­pare them for start­ing school. Par­ents read­ing sto­ries to their preschool chil­dren is also very vi­tal.

My three chil­dren all went to Bid­will Pub­lic preschool and read­ing sto­ries with them was nor­mal.

All chil­dren need a head start (no pun in­tended) for life.

DAVE VIN­CENT, Bid­will

I’VE taught my kids more my­self than send­ing them to a preschool/ day­care where they just play all day and I pay for it! They can stay home with me and learn for free. KIRSTIE NOW­LAND, on

Face­book I ONLY sent one of mine to preschool be­cause he was alone with his brothers at school, un­less you need to work why would you send them.

I think if you make their day in­ter­est­ing do­ing things sim­i­lar to those preschool, it’s more ben­e­fi­cial be­cause it’s one-on-one, I loved hav­ing my chil­dren home, they learned more about the gar­den, than those that are left play­ing in a sand­pit at school. It de­pends on the mother how much time she wants to spend with them.

JU­DITH MACALPINE

THE brain de­vel­ops more from birth to five years than any other time in a per­son’s life.

There is an abun­dance of re­search into the ben­e­fit of early child­hood education, that high­lights the im­proved out­comes of chil­dren, fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties that utilise early learn­ing ser­vices.

It all comes down to education though and fan­tas­tic ser­vices such as the one in this ar­ti­cle, that link education, to wel­fare and health sup­port­ing the whole child.

KATE SIM­MONS

Metro Pe­tro­leum in St Marys took part in a fuel dis­count­ing pro­mo­tion with Go2 Re­wards last Wed­nes­day.

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