Joy Daycare Center Observation

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Ethan is a 3-year-old baby boy, who spend most of his day at the Sea of Joy Daycare center, in the far North Side of the city. Roughly, there are twenty-five infants and toddlers in this daycare center. The Sea of Joy is a well-organized and safe daycare center. It has a great facility with multiple playgrounds and well-informed staffs. As I observed each child has unique behavior, some were easy going, shy, playful, and difficult. In this essay I will be going to discuss about my observation of Ethan’s, social-emotional behavior, cognitive development, and physical development. It was rainy and cloudy Friday morning around 8 am, when I arrived at the Sea of Joy Daycare Center making my first observation. Before my arrival, I asked for the permission to make my observation…show more content…
It took him quite some time, approximately after twenty minutes he started talking and interacting with the other kids. Thereafter, the kids started their daily activities. During these activities, Ethan learns numbers, letters, colors, and shapes, they also link them with the sounds. For instance, when the teacher, says the names of a particular shape, Ethan point toward the correct shape on the board. As I continue observing, Ethan was able to follow the instruction well, and the teacher gives him a good amount of time to process the information. When he answers the question correctly, he gets a round of applause as a positive reinforcement. I can relate this behavior with Piaget’s pre-operational reasoning stage, during this period children age two to seven years, can represent objects through drawing and language but cannot solve logical reasoning problems (Piaget, 1954). Ethan was able to draw the shape when he hears the sounds, using his favorite blue color crayon, he doesn’t always get it right, but most of the time he was able to draw correctly with the helps from his
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