The Significance of Education in Child Development
Posted by Strategic Communications, JGI Group on 24 May 2021

The Significance of Education in Child Development

The Significance of Education in Child Development

“The ability to read, write, and analyze; the confidence to stand up and demand justice and equality; the qualifications and connections to get your foot in the door and take your seat at the table—all of that starts with education.”—Michelle Obama

The importance of education can be understood by the statement that the development of a nation entirely depends on how strong its education system is. When it comes to the holistic development of a child, education is no longer seen as a privilege, but a necessity. The early years of education help children broaden their horizons of knowledge and provide them the foundation to become smart, confident, compassionate, and respectful adult citizens.

There is no debate around education being instrumental in shaping one’s personality and thought process. A good education has the power to bring forth a sea of change in the economy, culture, and development of a country. It's being understood that education acts as the key to a well-rounded development of a child. Education helps them cultivate a healthy thought process and develop intellectual thinking.

The unlimited potential of a child’s mind can be discovered and polished only through education. With the powerful weapon of education, children gain the potential to contribute to the growth of their families and society, resulting in the creation of a stable and thriving community. Education is the path that a child must take to gain knowledge and develop an outlook for looking at life.

The role of education in child development:

Helps broaden the horizon of knowledge: The primary role of education is to facilitate knowledge acquisition. We all know that knowledge is the fuel that sharpens the human mind and with proper education, the supply of this fuel can be ensured in abundance. Education helps develop knowledge and knowledge brings wisdom. It helps a child gain an outlook that is more developed and advanced. Knowing a particular subject is not enough to succeed in life; one should know various aspects of the world we live in.

Mental development: A child needs to have sound mental development. The significance of a child’s mental health cannot be stressed enough. Education provides access to endless learning which helps a child cultivate a new thought process and grow mentally. Education is the most powerful weapon that can be used to change the perspective of an individual.

Better and tolerant human beings: The power of the right education should never be underestimated. It provides your child the ability to differentiate between the wrong and the right. An educated individual is more likely to respect different cultures, religions, practices, ethnicities, and choices. It teaches children that differences should be celebrated and not criticized. It teaches them how to co-exist and become more tolerant. Proper education will ensure that as adults they can recognize and refrain themselves from spreading hate, racism, crime, and discrimination.

Access to dream career: Whether your child’s dream career is academically drawn or creatively inclined, education will act as the first step of the ladder towards it. The world is discovering the potential of education and it is not anymore merely linked to academics. The modern education system provides degrees and courses in unconventional subjects like dancing, acting, and physical education. No matter what your child wants to become, education can provide the knowledge, skills, and expertise required.

Introduction to empowerment: Education teaches your child what empowerment truly means and how it is gained. An educated person is an aware person. With the help of enhanced decision-making abilities acquired through education, one can know one’s rights and raise a voice against biased practices.

Future security: The quality of education acts as a crucial factor in determining how successful a child is going to be in the future. The lack of proper education makes it difficult to succeed in life or to even keep up with the ever-evolving world. Good education enhances the chances of obtaining a well-paid job to provide success and stability in your child’s career.

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School impacts the knowledge, growth, and development of a child, so it is extremely important to choose the right school. Jain Heritage School (JHS) provides excellent knowledge, learning practices, culture, and discipline for the holistic development of a child.


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