Study reveals most crucial years for child development

Among 2,000 parents of children under five, 59% were concerned about their children's academic and character development.

Including whether they will learn to play fairly and cooperate with others (50%), communicate well (49%) and express themselves (47%).

The problems parents encounter to assist their children's development include setting a routine (38%), teaching positive behaviors (30%).

Arranging activities (25%), providing a consistent environment (23%), and strengthening early reading and arithmetic abilities (23%). 

The Primrose Schools-commissioned OnePoll poll found that 98% of parents recognize the importance of the first five years of life in a child's growth and achievement.

Parents reported the earliest ages they thought their children could learn crucial skills and concepts.

Some parents feel their children should be able to communicate, learn language, and socialize by age two.

By age three, parents expect their children to benefit from formal schooling and understand academic ideas. 

Parents want a preschool with a safe place where their kid feels like they belong (28%), skilled teachers invested in their growth (24%), and kindergarten preparedness (15%).