Editorial

Navigating Early Childhood Education

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

There are so many competing priorities for new parents which result in the necessity to navigate a steep learning curve immediately. From the minute that bundle of joy arrives at home, one of the chief concerns is how to ensure their child has the best possible start in every area possible: emotionally, spiritually, and educationally. What do parents and others need to know to give their children an educational advantage? There are mountains of research, websites, books and complicated academic research available covering the most current information on the topic. Thorough review of this broad breadth of information would necessitate parents and caregivers devoting hours and hours of study to understand the best ways to educate their children. The state of Idaho can help to create a repository of information and research thatís easily accessible to parents and caregivers.

Nearly half of Idahoís children are entering kindergarten without fundamental academic skills needed to succeed. Unfortunately, Idaho is one of only four states in the nation that is not using state funding for early childhood education programs. For the full story, pick up a copy of the Mountain Home News or click on this link to subscribe to the newspaper's online edition.