Neuroscience in early childhood education

Neuroscience is the knowledge of how the human brain develops and functions. An understanding of neuroscience in early childhood learning facilitates a better understanding of how a child’s brain works, thus ensuring that at that stage, students are taught using methods that are most suitable for their mental growth. In the first few years of childhood, the brain develops neural connections at its fastest rate, and is hypersensitive to the child’s learning and environmental experiences. The high brain plasticity enables the child to acquire vast amounts of information at a fast rate, hence it is essential for teachers and caregivers to understand how they can foster healthy brain development through their knowledge of neuroscience.

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