Here at this child care we strongly feel and are committed in encouraging children and families from all social class, religion, race and disability to achieve his/her full potential. We are very aware of just how important it is to share awareness of diversity and cultural experiences to help others become aware of
Anti-discriminatory practice is to help support all work with children, young people and their families. It is important that settings promote anti-discriminatory practice by offering equality of opportunity and being inclusive to all children who attend the setting. Anti-discriminatory practice is also all about the implementation of the work settings equal opportunities policy in all aspects of the setting such as the curriculum which members of staff have to follow in order to plan, deliver and evaluate daily. It is important that members of staff in a work setting make sure that each individual child has an opportunity to take part and participate in all activities whether it is indoors or outdoors in order to achieve their learning potential of what is expected of them according to their age development. It is important that when working with children all members of staff and practitioners must have a
Some strategies that can be used to enrich children’s understanding and respect for cultural identities within the services community may include: -
Allow space: This will enable children to be able to roam around and allow them to feel empowered. Open plan settings will allow the children to decide what they want to play Be flexible with the activities provided: To be an inclusive practitioner, you should be able to adapt the games and activities played within your work place to ensure all children are able to take part and don 't feel like an outsider within their own community For example: Child A who is deaf should have nurses and teachers communicating with them through the use of Makaton and PECS. to allow them to Chose the songs and nursery rhymes they like along with Child
• Engage in ongoing learning and reflective practice in order to become culturally competent. • Demonstrate behaviours and attitudes that reflect the values and principles of the service regarding cross-cultural relationships. • Consider the rights and best interests of the children, as they are paramount. • Acknowledge that children are competent and capable learners. • Engage in practices that reflect equity, inclusion and diversity.
EYPs work in partnership with families and professionals in order to safeguard the child and maintain their health and safety at all times. It is important for EYPs to develop professional relationships with parents/carers while the child is in their care; EYPs must organise times to communicate with the parents/carers about the child’s development or any concerns they may have. It can sometimes be difficult for EYPs to communicate with the child’s main primary caregiver as there may be barriers such as: work timings, language barriers and busy times at nursery. It is important that EYPs try to overcome these barriers in order to meet the needs of the child and maintain their safety and well-being. In a child’s early years it is important that the early years setting mirrors the child’s home and home routine in order to make the child feel comfortable and safe.
Although, in the last 20 years, the early childhood occupation has enhanced standards and responsibility for the advancing the current early childhood educators. I desire to benefit from the field experience is more of “the hands on “method and resilient understanding about the responsibilities teachers have toward students within an inclusive classroom. Also be able to cultivate the right skills to assist needed for preschoolers with disabilities. Taking part in a diverse field experience into a teacher preparation programs are significant because of the influx diversity of students that require services has grown. The early childhood professional must recognize the many cultural and linguistic background to provide the most useful assessments
1.1 Explain why working in partnership with others is important for children and young people - it important that you work alongside others when working with young people because it is good for them to see that people do work together and to see relationships because built as well as positive outcomes coming out from working in partnership with people. It is also good because it shows them general life skills of working with and alongside other to come up with a solution. 1.2 Identify who relevant partners would be in own work setting - relevant partners would include, parents or carers of the child so that the practitioner and parent can work together to figure out what is going to suit the child best, management to see what actions and targets could be put into place and how the setting can be developed to help the childs specific needs aswell as how it could help the setting as a whole.
ECE 280 Inclusion of Children with Special Needs Learning Module 2 Engage and Learn Requirements: 1. For this assignment you will interview someone who assesses the development of infants or toddlers ( birth through 3 years of age) This could be a pediatrician, an occupational therapist, a speech and language pathologists, an early interventionist ( someone who works for the Division of Developmental Disabilities or AzEIP), a social worker or family support specialist(someone who works for the Department of Economic Security(DES), Child Protective Services (CPS), etc) , a nurse or early childhood teacher. Ask them to respond to the following questions: • What is your role? Explain the work that you do.
Many factors, during a child’s time at nursery will significantly affect their health and well-being. Firstly the EYPs must create a welcoming environment for the children so that they are able to feel relaxed and safe. They should: appeal to the vast majority of children by accepting and welcoming diversity; always be friendly, welcoming and professional; never make presumptions; and give children familiar resources that make them feel calm and don’t encourage stereotypes. If they do this then the children are more likely to be more positive and confident within the setting.
In our nursery we concentrate on The equality Act of 2010, we aim to provide the development needs of a every individual child in the nursery and provide appropriate resources to support children as to the curriculum. Where necessary, appropriate adjustments to practices and procedures will be made to ensure difficulty for young disabled children is not an issue. Conveying whether a person needs additional needs is very important to make sure of. The identification of special needs should be made by a hey person who makes regular observations of each progress.
Educators need to develop and enact cultural competency to work effectively with children, families and staff who may have diverse experiences, values an beliefs. We should interact with respect, be constructive and have a positive attitude towards others. We as educators should think critically about ways to interact with children, families, staff and community to enhance relationships and exchange information and limit and decrease stereotypes. The EYLF and NQS both includes outcomes and principles that embrace cultural competency. It includes making sure children have a strong sense of identity, knowing their culture and belonging to group in culture and community.
Introduction In early childhood education, it is important for teachers to always consider and understand children and the families’ needs. Early childhood teachers cannot only work with their colleagues to face children and the families’ needs but also need to work with multi-disciplinary to collaborate the ideas with each other and discuss the best outcome for the children and the families in early childhood education setting together. So, the more explanation about the multi-disciplinary team is that teachers with different professionals such as psychologists, child social worker, police, adult social worker, health visitor or court working together to provide different services and support for children and the families’ needs. They are diverse professional groups who work together in order to collaborate, reflect, access and support children’s development, health and learning and also families' needs.
Culture includes many things such as language, cuisine, dress, beliefs, ways of living, histories, traditions, customs, religion and lifestyle choices. Culture is part of who we are as an individual and who we are within the community. Culture adds to a sense of belonging which is underpinned throughout the Early Years Learning Framework. As an educator we need to respect a child’s culture as this is where they begin their sense of belonging within the world (Outcome 1- children have a strong sense of identity: children develop knowledgeable and self confident identities EYLF) Respect for diversity is also one of the principles within the Early Years Learning Framework (pg 13 EYLF).
According to UNESCO, inclusive education is a process of addressing and responding to the diverse needs of all children by increasing participation in learning and reducing exclusion within and from education (Nguyet and Ha 2010). Inclusive education is a process of increasing the presence, participation and achievement of all learners (Booth and Ainscow 2002). The process involves mainstreaming children with special educational needs into regular classroom settings, allowing them to learn side by side with their peers without disabilities. Inclusive education implies that children with special educational needs have to attend mainstream schools they would have attended if they did not have a disability. Mainstreaming children with special needs education has a positive impact on both social and academic learning for children with and without special needs (Farrell 2000).