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Value of education

Early childhood in education

Education has over the years been a tool for shaping individuals to realize their full potentials. It is therefore serves as a good foundation for a means of people to climb the ladder of development. Who is aspiring to succeed. It is the foundation to poverty eradication and attaining to a greater hight.

Every individuals has realize the fact that without education, one is not likely to get anywhere that is why parents prefer to embrace early childhood education for a better tomorrow.

Because of the importance of early childhood education in recent years the federal government has made it important public issue by adequate funding early childhood education ( ECE). Quality childhood education is a necessary tool for the holistic development of childhood for peace and security for national building.

The paper discussed the conceptual framework for early childhood education for peace and progess.

Conceptual framework for early childhood education
The developmental interaction approach in early childhood education is based on the theories of montessori maria, Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget and Lev vygotsky. These theories on early childhood education provide relevant foundation for understanding of varied areas of childhood education in their practice.

 For instance, Erikson opine that human development is throughout their life span. He further proposed eight physiological stages that human encounter their life, this stages are set by a “crises” that must be resolved before being able to move onto the next stage .

The early childhood is made up of these three stages

1. Infancy: age 0 to 1, in the first year of life, infant depends bon others for food, warmth and affection and therefore must be able to blindly trust the parents/ caregivers for providing those. If their needs are met consistently and responsively by parents and caregivers, infants not only develop a secure attachment with the parents, but will learn to trust their environment in general as well.

2. Toddler: age 1 to 2,children at this stage learn how to talk, walk, use toilet and do things for themselves. Their self-control and self-confidence begin to develop at this stage.

3. Early childhood: 2 to 6,  children at this stage have developed a motor skills and become more engaged in social interaction with people around them. The role of the parents/teacher at the various child development stages in the learning process can enhance by adequate understanding of these theories.

Piget emphasized that early cognitive development involves process based upon development involves process based upon actions and later progresses into changes in mental operations. He further explained he four stages of development which include the sensorimotor ( birth to about age 2).

That child’s learning at this stage is about himself and his environment through motor and reflex actions.

 The behavior can be modified using sense such as, a frown a Stern or soothing voice all serve as appropriate techniques.

The pre operational stage begins about the time the child begins the time the child starts to talk, to apply his new knowledge of language, the child begins to talk.

According to jekayinfa and kolawole : education was derived from the Latin word “educare” meaning to bring up to lead out or to raise up. Also the longman dictionary of contemporary English describe education as the process of teaching and learning usually bat school colleges or university.

 The free dictionary by ferle defines education as:

1. The act or process of educating or being educated.
2. The knowledge or skill obtained or developed by learning process.
3. A program of instructions of a specified kind of level.
4. The filed of study that is concerned with the pedagogy of teaching and learning.
5. An instructive or enlightening experience.
We shall be concerned with the formal definition of education above, it is important to point out as been veiwed by jakayinfa and kolawole.
Early childhood education and national development
Early childhood education ( ECE) is a branch education which t teaching of young children from birth to about eight years old. A time or remarkable Brian growth, this year’s lay a foundation for subsequent learning and development.

Purpose of early childhood education

1. Stimulate and encourage the development of all areas_ languages, physical, cognitive, social, emotional and spiritual development.
2. Develop love for learning.
3. Nature and develop a child who can one day confidently maneuver the world or lives in.
4. Successfully teches self awarness, self control and empathy_ the three main ingredient for moral development.
5. Take responsibility for self others and environment.
6. Develop curiosity,self confidenc, creativity and self esteem.

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