Nearly 25 years ago, Robert Fulgham wrote All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. Based on studies, we are ﬁnding that the saying may not be far off. There is a deep correlation between kindergarten test scores and the success one has as an adult. These are ﬁndings from a study completed by economists from Harvard, UC Berkeley, and Northwestern.
Students who had learned much more in kindergarten were more likely to go to college than students with otherwise similar backgrounds. Students who learned more were also less likely to become single parents. As adults, they were more likely to be saving for retirement. Perhaps most striking, they were earning more (David Leonhardt, New York Times, 2010 - http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/28/business/economy/28leonhardt.html?_r=3&ref=education&).
While we certainly understand that schooling goes well beyond kindergarten, it is thought that early school experiences may instill a belief in the value of education and a joy for learning. They may build students' conﬁdence in their competence and their ability to learn. These students may learn important life skills, as the New York Times article suggests, such as motivation, discipline, patience, and persistence, all qualities that aren't directly assessed by testing (Jim Taylor, Psychology Today, 2010 - http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-power-prime/201008/education-kindergarten-matters).
For this very reason, The Tutoring Center is extremely excited and proud of it’s already award-winning program: The Tutoring Center’s “Little Geniuses in Training” Kindergarten Program! The “Little Geniuses in Training” Kindergarten Program is intended for children who are currently enrolled in Kindergarten. Depending upon your child’s needs, the program begins where he or she is comfortable and then (as do all of our programs) empowers your child to “Reach For The Highest Star!” As can be seen above, research indicates positively that students who get a “head start” and acquire knowledge prior to it being presented in the 1st grade classroom do much better throughout the year and in successive years than students who do not. The best thing that you can do for your child right now is to give him or her this advantage and start their education now!