Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Local Focus -

NEW re­search by Mitchell In­sti­tute re­veals that 40 per cent of Aus­tralian chil­dren com­mence Year 1 with­out be­ing ready for for­mal learn­ing and re­main be­hind into early adult life, says Perth Montes­sori School prin­ci­pal Gary Pears.

“That’s why a qual­ity early learn­ing ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram such as Montes­sori is es­sen­tial to en­sure the best pos­si­ble start to a child’s life,” he said.

“Neu­ro­science also tells us that much of the hard­wiring of the brain has al­ready been com­pleted by the start of Year 1, making it im­per­a­tive to com­mence that jour­ney as early as pos­si­ble; play sim­ply won’t do it all.”

Dr Pears said a child could com­mence at Perth Montes­sori School from three years old.

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