If a child has had a successful elementary education he will be ready to move on to higher learning in older grades. His elementary education will have equipped him with the study skills and organizational skills he will need to undertake harder courses of study. He will be socially comfortable in his class and be ready to move on in his learning life. The early years of study for a child focus on preparing them for more serious learning. Learning is a very gradual process and leads from one step of understanding to the next. The early years are very important for a child to get comfortable with this process.
A good start in elementary education will encourage the child to strive and enjoy his later years of study. Teachers that work with young children must be strong in their teaching strategies and methods and understand the needs and fears of new students entering their class room. They may not be as concerned with teaching theory as they are with providing the tools for the student to adjust to his new routine. A structured day is foreign to many young children as they have been allowed to select their own pass times and play. Entering school and order can be a shock.
A teacher interested in started these students off with a good elementary education will want to encourage the shy children and help the unruly ones to find order. The teacher knows they will need these attributes to learn well for the rest of their lives. A good start is what every teacher of young children hopes for, for them.