Parental Socio-Economic Status (SES) and its Association with Early Childhood Development
Research has shown that learning starts from birth and provides the foundation for learning that. The first five years of a child’s life are the foundation that shapes the child’s future health, happiness, growth, development, learning and achievement at school. The first three years are important for the development of the child’s brain, and the first three years are the most critical in shaping the child’s brain architecture. Early experiences provide the base for the brain’s organizational development and functioning throughout life. Children learn more quickly during their early years than at any other time in life. They need love and nurturing to develop a sense of trust and security that turns into confidence as they grow. The role of parents during a child’s earliest years is the single biggest influence on their development. Good quality home learning contributes more to children’s intellectual and social development than parental occupation, education or income.
Author: Henriette Gwizamahoro
Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2023
- Date of Conference: 26-28 June, 2023
- DOI: 10.20533/CICE.2023.0045
- Electronic ISBN: 978-1-913572-58-7
- Conference Location: Residence and Conference Centre, Toronto, Canada