Today’s society is increasingly aware of the importance of education for early childhood. This can be seen with the development of formal and non-formal early childhood education places in various countries.
Although the number is still insufficient and not evenly distributed in various regions, considering the number of early childhood is currently around 25 million people.
Therefore, because of the importance of education, an effort to equalize early childhood education needs to be done, especially in remote and rural areas or in neglected areas or even in urban areas where the population is economically incapable.
Communities need to improve the quality of early childhood education, such as kindergartens or the like that have been built using existing infrastructure. The importance of education for all people is something that must be prioritized by the government.
Education Is A Need
Encouragement to learn should be in all members of the community and be made as a necessity. All people need to learn and study through both formal and non-formal education channels to sustain their lives and lives.
Therefore, education is the solution. Because the importance of education is to educate human life, which is to make people who believe in and fear God Almighty, have a noble character, capable, knowledgeable, healthy, independent, and become citizens who are beneficial to many people and responsible.
The Importance of Education for All
There are still many people who have thoughts that think that education is very important, but not a few people who have the notion that education is not necessary, especially people who live in rural areas or remote areas.
Some people in remote areas consider that education is not something important and needs to be prioritized. They consider that it is better to work than to study.
The main reason they have such a perception is that it is not difficult to guess, that is if they work they will earn an income while pursuing formal education is just a waste and spending money.
Moreover, their economic situation is quite difficult and difficult to find employment, so the importance of education is not yet in their minds.
The Importance of Education in Building the Nation’s Character
The pattern of education that we can see today in shaping the character of the nation’s children has a developed impression, both at the level of kindergarten, elementary school, junior high school, senior high school, and college.
The Government has sought the formation of golden generations which are expected in the future to be able to develop the education and progress of this nation. In line with the times, various technologies have emerged, one of them for the achievement of educational goals.
From the foregoing, it can be concluded that the outcome of a quality education process one of which is the birth of humans or generations that can produce something that has a positive impact. But this can be realized if the education system provided is appropriate and appropriate.
That is why anyone who becomes an educator or teacher is able to provide the best possible knowledge to his students when teaching.
The Family Is the Foundation of Children’s Education
One thing that also needs to be known, that the task of forming and developing the character of each child is not only the responsibility of educational institutions but also the task of parents (family environment).
Even the family environment is the basis of all children’s education. Because in the family environment the child first knows education. So that the character building of this child must also start from the family environment. The family must be able to set a good example or example for their children so that the characters are well-formed.