ERIC Number: ED029005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
Universal Opportunity for Early Childhood Education.
Educational Policies Commission, Washington, DC.
All children should be given the opportunity to begin school at the age of four at public expense. Research and experience show that the first four or five years of life are the most active mentally and physically, and children of those ages profit from a wide variety of activities and relationships. A school program adapted to four- and five-year-olds would have four broad objectives--emotional security and self-respect, responsible social relations, physical well-being, and intellectual growth in curiosity, language, readiness, and listening and observing abilities. Such a program, which would develop children who are eager and ready to learn, would require changes in first grade curriculums. It would also mean a decrease in the need for later remedial education and an increase in the capabilities and joys of the population. (LP)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Policies Commission, Washington, DC.