Why Invest in Early Childhood Education?
Now is the Time
Studies show that nearly 90% of a child’s brain develops by age five. There is no period more critical in shaping the ways that children learn and think, interact with others, and feel about school and themselves.
Make These Moments Count
The natural learning abilities of young children allow them to quickly acquire skills that prove more difficult at an older age, such as music, math, handwriting, or Coding.
Prepare for the Future
Economists believe that children who attend Preschool and Prekindergarten are more likely to have the necessary skills — such as abstract reasoning and problem solving — to meet the demands of a 21st century workforce. White House studies have documented increased earnings and job potential for individuals who attend early childhood programs.
Raise a Reader
Children who recognize the letters of the alphabet by the time they enter Kindergarten demonstrate significantly higher reading skills by the end of First Grade. According to Pew Charitable Trusts, 88 percent of children who are poor readers in First Grade will still be poor readers by the end of elementary school.
Develop Social Skills
In a carefully designed classroom environment, children learn to cooperate and communicate, how to be part of a community, and how to be resilient and resourceful. Our teachers model and support skills for conflict resolution and good stewardship, as well as teach lessons on ethics.
Enjoy Extended Coverage
Moorestown Friends School offers full-day Preschool, Prekindergarten, and Kindergarten programs five days a week, with extended day options stretching from 7:15 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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