1. What information did I know prior to reading information presented within the chapter? Prior to reading chapter one I can remember learning about PL 94-142, This is the education for all Handicapped Children Act, this law was put in place to order that all children with special needs receive service within the public schools. After reading chapter two one thing that I already knew was that everyone has a desire to know if there child is developing at a normal rate. One thing I knew prior to reading chapter eleven was how to conduct and effective parent conference.
The Open University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education PTD38 Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education (2014-2015) ASSIGNMENT 1 MY PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION Student Number: 11396646 Student: CHENG KA YIU, YOYO Class: U09A Course Code: EDU4017EP Course Title: Introduction to Early Childhood Education Instructor: Ms. Hailey Chan Programme Leader: Dr. Eunice Yim Submission Date: 14 November 2014
While some people argue that childcare centers are best places to care kids aged below school age, others believe that close relatives like grandma and grandpa are much convenient when it comes to taking care of a kid. This essay agrees that childcare centers are much advantageous for pre-school children due to professional educators they have. The modern childcare centers considered to be very beneficial for kids because they provide educational, mental and physicial support service as well as caring kids. Additionally, as there are other kids at the center, children have chance to broaden their minds and learn some crucial social and communicational abilities. Therefore, it is more likely for these type of kids to be successful in future
Abstract As early childhood educators, we the teachers have differing philosophies and approaches to education of our own. There are many different types of early childhood programs. Each program is unique in its philosophies, methods, and program goals. Every one of us early childhood educators is unique in our own way, which makes each early childhood program experience different and special to everyone involved.
When going into the field of an Early Childhood Educator there are different values that one should have. In my opinion Early Childhood Educators should have foundation skills of how children learn, should know how to support diverse knowledge, should be able to model the correct language, should have classroom management skills, and should be able to create a safe environment for all children. According to the NAEYC core values Early Childhood Educators should base work on knowledge of how children develop and learn, which goes with my first opinion with Early Childhood educators having the foundation skills of how children learn. NAEYC core values also states that recognize that children are best understood and supported and
Quality in the Early Years is based on the respected educational goals and practice of the cultural communities making up a society. A definition of quality in the early years differs by the perspectives of each of the settings stakeholders (Huntsman, 2008). It comprises of a range of things that change between and depends entirely on the needs of each individual. Today in Ireland early year’s educators in settings throughout the country are increasingly more challenged to provide quality services that meet both the requirements and expectations of each child attending their settings and also their families (CECDE, 2006).
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.
With a passion to teach and plan an effective curriculum vital to a child’s early developmental experience, how can any of our political parties not have childcare platforms? Christie discusses how three of the four main political parties in the recent Canadian election had childcare platforms this year (Salkaly, 2015). But the underlying issues of the childcare workforce still remain silent. It is hard for child educators to maintain this can-do attitude when the majority of ECEs are struggling to find full time positions and are often faced with split shifts or permanent part-time jobs. The article does an excellent job of reconnecting the quality of childcare with the quality of the professionals that provide it.
Janet acknowledges the children of Head Start are in difficult situations in which they are poor or they are referrals from child protective services. The positive short term effects that Head Start offers is a lasting influence on the child’s future. The fact in which Head Start is still operating after 50 years is an indicator of an evolving quality preschool. I agree with most of the article, however, I do not feel as though this article provides the Head Start Program with justice.
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.
As many would guess education is likely the main thing that someone who hires an early childhood professional looks at. This along with someones work background are very important parts to hiring an early childhood professional. Although these are very important, there are many other very important things that are looked for when hiring an early childhood professional. In the article “12 Characteristics of Effective Early Childhood Teacher”, on NAEYC.org, Laura J. Colker talks about what makes a good early childhood educator.
My love for children drove me to complete Early Childhood courses 1-4 and earn my Child Development Associate (CDA) in high school. My Early Childhood teacher says that I am very talented when working with young children. The way I see it, children are the world’s future leaders and I’m very honored to be the one guide them through their preschool years. With my CDA, I am able to get a job as a Preschool teacher anywhere in the U.S. Although Early Childhood has an immense significance in my life, I would not want to pursue a career in this field.
It was pleasant to read that my work as a preschool teacher will actually make a difference my student’s lives in both social behavior and academic success. The Head Start REDI program is not just a place where kids get dropped off to play. In fact, they still get a lot of social-emotional benefits just by playing. It is a program where kids learn and shape themselves. I knew that preschool and Head Start REDI programs were beneficial for kids but, I never knew the extent of the benefits until after reading this study and the exact skills they learn in a preschool of Head Start REDI
Natale, R., Page, M., & Sanders, L. (2014). Nutrition and Physical Activity Practices in Childcare Centers Versus Family Childcare Homes. Early Childhood Education Journal, 42(5), 327-334. doi:10.1007/s10643-013-0607-4 Pentimonti, J. M., Zucker, T. A., & Justice, L. M. (2011). What are Preschool Teachers Reading in Their Classrooms?.