How Private Education Can Help Early Cognitive Development

Your child’s early education, without a doubt, is one of the most critical times in cognitive development and growth. Therefore, picking the right educational program for your child can be essential, helping pave the way for their future success in school and beyond.

This may explain why an increasing number of parents send their young children to private elementary schools. According to the Condition of Education 2016 report, in the 2013-14 school year, 4.1 million students were enrolled in private school from prekindergarten to eighth grade, up from 4 million in the 2011-12 school year. But what are the benefits of private education, and why do they matter at such an early age? Read on to learn some of the benefits of private education that your children could make use of.

  • Small class sizes: Because private schools tend to have smaller classes, your child can benefit from more individualized attention from their instructor. This allows your child to connect more strongly with their teachers and for their teachers to learn how to best assist them throughout their educational journey.
  • Specialized education: Private schools grant you, as a parent, a greater degree of control over the type of education your child receives. For example, while many public schools are continuing to cut funding for the arts, certain private schools focus their core educational practices around the arts, giving your child a unique educational perspective.
  • Higher achievement: Statistically, private school students are more likely to score higher on academic achievement exams, putting them in a better position to succeed in both future educational pursuits and even careers.
  • Establishing behavior early: When starting in private schools early, instructors are better able to assist students in forming strong learning habits early on in life, equipping them to succeed in whatever educational environment they may find themselves in in the future.

Looking to enroll your child in a high-quality private school designed to help them achieve? For over 80 years, Conchita Espinosa Academy has consistently provided students with a solid academic foundation along with an immersion in the arts and humanities from an early age.