Children's education starts at the pre-school level and goes on through primary, and secondary school and ending up at the tertiary, or college level.
Education is necessary so that children from all backgrounds get off to a good start in life, and have the knowledge they need to function in society. In general, children spend about 18 years or more getting an education.
Elementary or primary education might take place in a school building setting, or in a homeschool setting.
Tertiary level of education includes undergraduate as well as postgraduate education. These classes might take place in a school building setting such as a college campus, or online where the student can access classroom curriculum from a home computer. The outcome of a tertiary education includes degrees, and certificates. Tertiary education is needed to develop professional skills for the future success of the students.
A child's education really starts the day they are born. They are learning many new and exciting things about their surroundings and the people that care for them on a daily basis.
A parent can be considered a child's first teacher; helping them to explore their curiosity and build their learning skills through the use of educational toys and games. Reading to your child is also very important. They should be introduced to the love of reading as early in life as possible.
Children ages 5 to 12 are more likely to attend class in a traditional school building whether it be public or private, but they also have the option of homeschooling. Homeschooling is when the parents choose to teach the child at home instead of sending them to a traditional school building. The curriculum is basically the same; reading writing and arithmetic, but the parent can tailor it to fit their particular child. They can also give their child more attention that a teacher that has 30 other students to teach. Some school age children even have the option to take classes online with the guidance of their parents.
Education at this age is important for continuing to build toward a bright future for your child.
As a parent it is your job to instill a value for education in your teenager's mind. They must understand that a good education can give them a much better outcome in life. Going to college can be a step in the right direction. With a college education your child can earn more money and go further in life.
If college is not right for them, trade school, or on the job training might be the right thing to get them off to a good start in their adult life.