Childhood Education

Questions Applicant Name: Rashmi SDate: 12 Jan 2013 Select one of the following and write a response to the question you select. (150 words) (Please note these essays are a sample of your own opinion, there is no right or wrong answer) a) Do you agree or disagree with the following sentence? The first five years of a person’s life are the most important. Give reasons and examples to support your answer.

Yes, I agree that the first five years of a person’s life are the most important. The first five years of a person is the “foundation years” as fundamental attitudes are formed and the pattern for future growth and development is determined. The period between the birth and the age of five has a crucial influence on the future development of the child. Every human being is born in a society. A child’s first society is its mother.

A family is its first social experience. The child learns its attitude towards life from its first environment that is its family. Hence the family has to provide a perfect environment for the child. Like my maid whose husband is a drunkard and has four kids and has no basic education tough she wants to send her kids to school, she can’t send them because of her socio economic conditions. A balanced diet during this period lays the foundation for sound health.

Malnutrition impairs the growth and development of the children and such children have poor resistance to infections. The intellectual potential is impaired apart from a reduction in the working efficiency in the later adult life. Declaration: I confirm this is my original work and was completed within the required 30 minute timeframe Signed:___Rashmi S___________________________________________ Date: _12 Jan 2013_______

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