Published on November 11th, 2014 | by Library0
How a Private Education Can Place Your Child on the Path to Success
As the parent of a young child, you want to do everything within your power to help set your child up for a successful life. The path to success begins with education. Now, more than ever, your child is going to need a degree to compete in the workplace. Although it might seem a bit strange to think about your child’s future as an adult, it’s important to understand that a quality education, especially in the formative years, lays the foundation for a bright and successful future. With this in mind, here are two ways you can help get your child on the path to educational success.
Early Childhood Care is an Important First Step
Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent or a parent who works full-time, choosing a daycare that offers early learning programs is essential. Children enrolled in private child care and public child care facilities with early learning programs have an educational edge over children who are only taught at home.
In fact, when comparing children who attended an early learning program to those who did not, some interesting facts arise. According to educationcorner.com, children in early learning programs
- have higher IQs
- are more well-behaved
- learn faster and grasp new concepts more easily
Because these daycare facilities employ a variety of early learning techniques, learning is fun and daycare children are better prepared for kindergarten than their peers. As adults, children who began their schooling with an early education program earn up to $5,000 more, become homeowners, and hold down steady jobs.
Consider Private Academy Schools Instead of Public Education
When your child is ready to begin elementary school, it’s important to consider whether your child will attend public school or be enrolled in a private school. Although public education is free, it does not offer your child the same benefits that private academy schools can. Choosing a private school has three main benefits.
- Smaller class size: The average student to teacher ratio in a public school is often 20:1, if not higher. Private schools have much smaller class sizes and can provide student teacher ratios as low as 15:1. A smaller student/teacher ratio means that your child has more one on one teaching time. Teachers can take a more active role in ensuring that all students are receiving the help they need.
- Higher graduation rates: Did you know that the average graduation rate for public schools is only about 62-67? Bear in mind that’s an average, and in some states graduation rates are as low as 59%. Private schools, on the other hand, boast a 90-95% graduation rate.
- Higher rate of success in college: Private academy schools offer a better education for your child. With advanced courses and a rigorous set of graduation requirements, your child is set up for college success. In fact, the education received at a private school will make your child four times more likely to obtain a college degree.
The benefits of early learning programs and a private education are clear. Although they are not the only ways in which your child can succeed, they certainly help set your child up for a lifetime of educational and professional success.