Bamidbar – When Does Education Begin?

Educationalists debate the merit of beginning formal education early in the child’s life or delaying such ‘pressure’ till a later stage. Our Parsha informs us that the Leviim began at 30 days of age! In truth education begins in the womb when the child is already distinguishing sounds, words, identities, and also mediating mother’s experiences, both positive an negative. So in truth education beguns very early and we need to become educationalists from the child’s earliest years and even before birth.