“Studies have shown that math skills in early childhood are uniquely and strongly predictive of later outcomes across a range of domains and well into adulthood, including the likelihood of graduating from high school and college completion.”
New York City has recently released the results of the long term effects of their Making Pre-K Count and High 5s programs. These two programs are designed to provide enhanced math instruction to preschoolers and kindergarteners as well as teacher training and support.
The study found that providing enhanced math instruction to both preschoolers and kindergarteners resulted in higher math scores in third-grade.
This is just one of many evidence based reasons to create enhanced math instruction with young children. Teaching math skills to young children involves much more than counting. Early childhood educators must expand their math instruction to include abstract thinking, measuring, sorting, building, patterns, comparisons, and problem solving. Are you looking for training in math instruction? Would you like to enhance your classroom math area and help children develop life long math concepts? H&H Child Care Training knows the importance of math education with young children. We have created several training courses exploring math in early childhood education. Consider taking courses such as:
Our goal is to educate and support teachers of our youngest learners. We are always looking for ways we can help advance careers and support young children. Consider H&H for all of your training needs. Check our website weekly as new courses are always being added.