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Should School Begin at Three Years Old?
School Should Start at Three Years Old.
It is already a habit because more than
97% of children
are schooled at three years old.
Education in infant school is an important place of socialization, especially for children who live in disadvantaged areas.
Education at such a young age mostly consists of play and fun. For kids, it is an additional opportunity to make friends and spend their time pleasurably. It can teach the kids that school can be associated with positive things, not only the mathematics and grammar, that they will later face.
It promotes equality. By making it an obligatory rule for every child to be at school from the age of three, there won't be a difference between children. They will all have the same opportunities, because they all will be inside the same educative system from the same point.
Having school compulsory removes some liberty for parents. Some parents have the time and expertise to homeschool their children, but would not be able to do so.
Such an obligation wouldn't necessarily increase the rate of school enrolment. A more pedagogical approach could be more useful.
If some children are unhappy and disturb the class, it decreases the quality of teaching for all children attending.
It would demand a big cost. It is uncertain whether parents should be obliged to pay for additional years of education in schools for they kids or whether it should it be funded by the government (from taxes, etc).
Teachers don't always have an adapted training for very early childhood
The obligation of school from the age of three will help reduce the differences between geographical areas.
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