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Early education vital

Mere Naleba
Sunday, August 03, 2014

THE parents and guardians of preschoolers in the Eastern Division were yesterday reminded that early childhood education is important as it lays the foundation for every child's education.

About 200 preschool students gathered at Furnival Park in Suva yesterday to witness special displays from the Fiji Police Force Dog Unit and the National Fire Authority, as part of the National Early Childhood Education Week celebration.

Salome Dicau of Nakasi said every parent should know the importance of laying a positive foundation for the education of their children. Ms Dicau, the mother of a five-year-old girl, said her daughter had been lucky to come across an education system that acknowledges the importance of kindergarten.

"I strongly believe that my daughter's success in the future starts on the very first step we make as her parents in showing support in her education," she said.

"Kindergarten is equally important as all other levels of education, and parents should always know their roles in their children's education especially at this level."

For Ms Dicau's daughter Lonisa Lacanivalu, this year's ECE celebration marks her second year in kindergarten.

The young girl participated in ECE celebrations last year with her Korovou Methodist Kindergarten classmates and this year celebrated in style with new friends and students of Nakasi Kindergarten. "I have noticed so many wonderful changes especially in the teaching areas when comparing to our time with preschoolers in the last five or ten years," said Ms Dicau.

"The students nowadays are so lucky and I thank the Ministry of Education for recognising the importance of Early Childhood Education."








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