More parents are sending their 3- to 5-year-old children to tutoring centers to give them an academic edge once they get to elementary school.
While tutoring companies tout their services, many early-childhood experts decry the trend. Scholars say that tutoring young children in a classroom setting with flashcards and workbooks can dampen their enthusiasm for learning and create developmental problems.
Are pre-kindergarteners facing too much academic pressure too soon? Do children need to be academically “prepared” for elementary school? Let us know what you think.
A version of this news article first appeared in the TalkBack blog.