The Earlier the Better: Why Early Education is More Important than Ever - Kumon

The Earlier the Better: Why Early Education is More Important than Ever

Scientists, teachers and parents can all agree that early childhood education is imperative to building the foundation that children need to succeed in the future. As James J. Heckman writes, “Learning starts in infancy, long before formal education begins, and continues throughout life. Early learning begets later learning and early success breeds later success.”

We couldn’t agree more.

85% of brain development occurs before the age of five. Research has proven that early education can “virtually eliminate educational disparities related to income, raise graduation rates and increase wages.”

Results show children who have graduated from early education programs are more likely to graduate from high school, two and a half times more likely to continue to higher education and, by age 27 are more likely to have higher income levels than children who did not participate in these programs.

It is never too early to nurture a child’s curiosity and intellectual development. Introducing key concepts required for math and reading and fostering a love of learning are the back bone of the Kumon Math and Reading Program. At Kumon, children as young as three years old can develop a love of learning and build the essential skills needed to start their first day of school with confidence.

For more information on how Kumon can be used to give your kids a jump-start, locate and visit your local Kumon Center at