The study sought to investigate the influence of socio-economic status on Early Childhood
Education learners’ cognitive development. The study was motivated by the variance in learners’
cognitive abilities even though learners are of the same age. The researcher therefore looked at
factors that influenced the learners’ cognitive development and the relationship between the
learners’ socio-economic background and their cognitive development. The problem was that
some pupils were lagging behind the others and if given homework they were not doing the
homework, or the homework would not be correctly done. A critical literature review was done
which revealed that there are various factors that affect the cognitive development of children
such as poverty, low level of education from parents, parent-child interaction, lack of exposure to
cognitive stimulating materials, the size of the family among other factors. The accessible
population comprised of seven schools and a sample of two schools was chosen by stratified
random sampling technique. This gave each school equal chances of being chosen. Ten Early
Childhood Education teachers responded to questionnaires while twelve parents were
interviewed. The study employed the descriptive research design. The findings revealed the
children from low socio-economic backgrounds are negatively impacted which affects their
cognitive development. It was therefore concluded that the parents should be educated on the
importance of the cognitive development of their children, hence they should be active
participants in stimulation of their cognitive development despite lack of resources. Teachers are
encouraged to improvise in schools. Other factors that affect cognitive development can be
tackled by other researchers.
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LILIAN, CHAKUYA . "Influence Of A Family’s Socio-Economic Status On Early Childhood Education Learners’ Cognitive Development In Zvishavane District." Afribary (2021). Accessed February 03, 2023. https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-a-family-s-socio-economic-status-on-early-childhood-education-learners-cognitive-development-in-zvishavane-district