We have been talking about learning from 0 (zero)... for a few weeks. We we are amazed by the learning ability of children before they enter 'school' (and we we are disappointed that from there statistics show our children learning ability is declining instead of rising). We have realized that education is about development of people (and their intelligence) and we should spend more care and resources to support children's learning from their earlier age (2-5 years old). By doing so we anticipate more uniform (equality) earlier education, more cultural values and 'good habits' (for developed members of society), readiness to advance into more complex and abstract areas of research and exploration, and readiness to become contributing members and leaders of our society. Our hope and investment for the future are therefore for 'preschool' learning.
This is not a new discovery nor a revelation. Thailand has already embraced preschools and parents are sending their children to expensive and well-known preschools. The quality and accessibility of preschools everywhere are issues (in education equality guaranteed by Thailand constitution) we seek to resolve. We choose to hang the issues on the coming general election. We ask for support to attach 'preschool agenda' onto all political parties' campaigns and mandates. We will use social media to ask people "not to vote for parties and candidates without preschool policy" (and of course we will not vote for any anti-preschool policy).
In doing so we hope to move our preschool system from 'disciplinary centre' where our children are to sit, stay silent, and be coerced to learn - akin to animal training (in picture 1) to 'discovery trek' where our children explore their environment, observe, question, developing physical prowess, intelligence and mental agility, and emotional intelligence - the prime characters for intelligent society.
[In comparison to a more exploratory preschool class in picture 2]
If you feel the same please support our call and help to put our elected members of parliament to work for us. You choose and vote. The sum of your choices and votes set the change of our children's future.
This work may take over 20 years to bear fruits, but if not planted now .