Psychologists and child development specialists still disagree on the exact age at which the first human memories are formed and the ability to reflect on certain events is acquired; some say it only happens when they are two years old, others say it only happens when the child is four to eight years old. Nevertheless, no one dares to dispute the fact that the emotions and events experienced by our offspring in early childhood have an extremely strong effect on their future and their ability to learn and communicate. The mentioned age period is the period of pre-school education; then children are encouraged to get to know and create first-hand, are introduced to a variety of activities and are taught the skills they will need in the near future at school.
Modern pre-school education is child-centered, differentiated and individualized in an effort to ensure that the little genius understands the limits of his possibilities and is not afraid to go beyond them, and to apply new abilities both in the near future and throughout life.
From an early age, preschool education in Lithuania instills a sense of responsibility for others and the environment. The key to success is engagement and concern for others. Children will develop a responsible attitude toward the consequences of their actions – the foundation of citizenship – if they learn to treat others as they would like to be treated.
In “Erudito” international school students grow to realize and believe that by working together, they will always achieve more in life, and that each contribution will be reinforced if friendly, respectful, and ethical cooperation-based relationships are created. Kids’ tolerance and communication abilities develop as a result of this activity.
And let’s not forget self – sufficiency. The international school “Erudito” believes that each child’s intellectual development begins with the ability to independently seek answers, to have a responsible viewpoint, to listen to other people’s perspectives, and to reach an agreement. Values such as freedom of expression and accountability are formed in such an environment.
Pre-school education can be considered as the foundation of a person’s life, because it is during this period that the child is given the opportunity to learn life lessons not only in the family circle, but also in communication with other peers. The quality of the acquired knowledge really determines how a child will succeed in school, so it is necessary to establish the values of independence, friendship, citizenship and diligence and develop various skills.