The 1000 Days – Why Great Education Matters

The first 1000 days

Did you know that 80% of your child’s brain will be developed by age 3? 

At Piptree we firmly believe that the first 1000 days of a child’s life are not only a critical foundation for future education but also an amazing opportunity to give your child a great start to life.

The period from conception to age three is so important as it is during this period that a child’s brain develops millions of neural connections, up to 700 new connections every second. In fact, the average toddler’s brain is twice as active as that of an adult during this period, and it is this activity and connectivity that gives us the best opportunity to build a foundation for future learning.

Building a Foundation that supports Brain Development

At Piptree we know that a child’s brain development is influenced by many things. However, we focus on four skill areas to help your child become eager learners and to provide the best support during the first 1000 .

Emotional Intelligence

We care deeply about the environment we provide for children and ensure they have the support they need at every stage. Our staff encourage a positive approach to new experiences and communication to develop children’s emotional intelligence. Through engaging in activities and working with others, they have an outlet to share their thoughts and feelings as well as build confidence and self-esteem.

Language

Communication is the cornerstone to brain development and learning. At Piptree we focus on age based communication, from talking, gestures, sounds and actions right through to singing, rhyming and reading aloud. A child that can confidently communicate through language can then make the natural transition into literacy.

Thinking Skills

Children need to develop thinking skills. They need to learn the concepts of cause and effect; problem solving skills, and early maths concepts. By focusing on play based learning, our educators can use play to introduce concepts that help to develop these early cognitive skills.

Self-Control

When you think about it, your toddler is amazing. Not only are they learning concrete concepts such as language and early maths, they are also developing their emotional skills.  Self-control can help your child to regulate their emotions, deal with frustration and also to interact with their peers.

Confidence

A happy child is a confident child. Confidence comes from self-belief and a feeling of competence. When your child is self-confident, they are more likely to engage in activities and try new things. Self-confidence also gives children a sense of self-worth that encourages them to socialise and interact with their peers. This emotional confidence is an important stepping stone towards the next phase in life – school.

At Piptree Early Learning we believe that by fostering strong relationships with parents and care givers, children will feel supported and have the best foundation for their first 1000 days.

From the start, child education has been the cornerstone of our vision and our core focus when creating an environment for play, learning and growth. Children begin to blossom as we nurture their development and gently guide them to learn at their own pace. We firmly believe that from these delicate seedlings, mighty trees will grow! It’s our role to help each child along a journey of care and learning – from Pip to Tree.

If you would like to talk to us about our approach or if you and your child would like to join the Piptree family, you can do so here.

Great Education for Child Development

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