Study Finds Strong Early Education Fosters Better Relationships Between Parents and Kids [Video]By Audri Taylors, UniversityHerald Reporter
A new study just revealed that children who are given strong early education are the ones who have higher likelihood to find full-time employment. They are also the ones who will be able to establish better relationships with their parents in the future.
The scientists from Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have found that kids who are given education at an age as young as six years will have better child-parent relationships when they become adults, Science Daily reported. These are the results of a longitudinal study which was presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in Austin, Texas.
This study is called Abecedarian Project, which according to Romper, is the one that provided the children with early childhood education. It also provided the kids involved in the study health care, nutrition and social support for their families. The health care they received started from when they were six weeks old, which they were made to attend five days a week for the whole year round for their first five years.
When the children were growing up, the scientists were monitoring the outcomes of their education, career, as well as relationships. It was found that the ones who were given early education were the ones who have achieved the most success in life as adults, especially when it comes to their social relationships.
Craig Ramey, a professor and distinguished research scholar of human development at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, explained that the findings from the study are all about the quality of life, associated with what the children have experienced during the first five years of their lives. He added that high quality education all day for five days a week and for 50 weeks in a year which start at six weeks of age until the children begin their kindergarten can make a lifetime of difference.
The scientists said they will continue to analyze the data in the study and its effects on the children while they progress through middle age.