The early years of education are the foundation of a child’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. It is inspiring to see the spotlight that the State of Delaware is shining on preschool education. “Kindergarten readiness” begins well before the age of five. The very term implies that a child might actually “fail” kindergarten readiness; a child of five cannot fail. However, the community can fail the child when it does not provide for rich experiences for all our children. Perseverance, team work, critical thinking and understanding of community – these are critical skills to nurture in our youngest learners, regardless of their socio-economic status. The State of Delaware realizes that in difficult economic times, children and education continue to be a priority. Did you see Sunday’s article in the News Journal? Grab some coffee and read it here.
And kudos to Elementary Workshop, a Montessori school located in the heart of the city, and the Christina School District for creating a partnership that will allow Montessori to be accessible to more children who will thrive in its environments. Even more is possible – cheers to growth for Montessori in Delaware!