The Importance Of Early Childhood Education

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Early childhood education is the foundation for human learning. Basically, early childhood education relates to the teaching of young children formally and informally up until the age of about five (Amnon & Ntekim, 2016). Infant education, a subset of early childhood education, denotes the education of children from birth to age two. It emerged as a field of study during the Enlightenment, particularly in European countries with high literacy rates. It continued to grow through the nineteenth century as universal primary education became a norm in the Western world. In recent years, early childhood education has become a spread public policy issue, as municipal, state, and federal lawmakers consider allocating funding for preschool and pre-Kingdom…show more content…
The term early childhood education also refers to preschool or infant/child care programs. In order to have an efficient childhood educational program, there is a need to have qualified and well-compensated teachers. As said by Martyniuk & Tuker (2014) Early childhood educators plays an important role in influencing pre-scholars’ physical activities levels. Jennings (2014) contributed to the importance of early childhood teachers’ by stating, “Early childhood teachers are instrumental in creating socially and emotionally supportive learning environment for young children”. Liberia’s recent efforts to build an early childhood development system began in 2007/08. Following the country’s 14-year brutal civil war that left the country with a very weak educational system, the government recognized the importance of investing in its youngest citizens to begin rebuilding its society and economy. This entails enabling learners to acquire knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes that would empower them to contribute meaningfully to the Sustainable Development Goal. (UNESCO,…show more content…
Therefore, this study is intended to investigate the level of three (3) to six (6) year old children teachers’ job satisfaction in Montserrado County, Liberia in terms of supervision, the opportunity for promotion, colleagues, work environment, salary, and bonus. It will enable stakeholders including policymakers, administrators, participants, and teachers to understand Early Childhood Education teachers’ level of satisfaction, which is very important to help promote the quality pre-primary school in Liberia. It will also broaden knowledge about the job satisfaction phenomenon and proffer suggestions to enhance the work environment for teachers, especially in

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