Fuller and Strath (2001) conducted a quantitative research study that examined local populations of early education organizations based on the 1990 household census data to report features of the early childhood workforce nationwide. Multiple economic and regulatory forces shaped the population of early education organizations that operated within states and local communities. The median center-based teacher was 34 years of age, reported having completed some college, and was married. The median family childcare home provider had a high school diploma. Fifteen percent of all preschool teachers in urban areas were African American and 8% were Latina. The researchers analyzed data from 1994 on basic indicators of the early education organizations within neighborhood conducted every four years that included all preschool and childcare organizations. The bureau reported raw counts childcare workers and estimated median values for a variety of economic and demographic attributes for every zip code nationwide. Statistical data were analyzed using …show more content…
NAEYC argued for salaries and benefits to be linked to qualifications and responsibilities. In 1999, Child and Youth Care forum published a series of articles in a symposium on the professionalization of the early childhood care through developing a positive relationship between professional development and the status and salaries of the childcare staff. The need for improved child outcomes, quality programs, and teacher qualifications has continued to frame the discussion around professional status. The improved wages for childcare staff was still missing from major initiatives. Unless, childcare staff wages were included in all the initatives, the efforts to improve program quality and child outcomes would be very
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Education is at the forefront of most new parent’s minds, which is why there is so much pressure on choosing a good preschool. Parents want to make sure that they give their children the best possible start to education, in order to create a solid foundation for success late in life. However, in society today, expectations placed on preschoolers are becoming more demanding, a trend that could have many negative consequences on the development of children. This idea is discussed in the article The New Preschool is Crushing Kids written by Erika Christakis. Christakis interconnects the audience, speaker, and subject as well as uses appeals to logic, emotion, and credibility to craft a strong and effective argument about how preschool has started to place too many expectations on preschoolers.
DEVELOPING HEAD START IN OUR SCHOOL U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families has released improved Head Start Performance Standards. This is the first comprehensive overhaul of standards since they were first published. Both the early education landscape and our knowledge of the science of early learning have changed vividly in the last half century. Change and common core performance standards were sorely in need of modernization.
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
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.
In the Carollee Howes article on Infant Child Care she emphasizes that a child who receives unworthy care at home and at their child care facility are those we need to be the most concerned about. The article, in my opinion, made a clear case for child care centers to have highly trained staff with many adults, reduced choirs for the caregivers (aside from taking care of the children), and an environment that catered to infants and toddlers. This would give all children a huge advantage no matter what their home life was like. In a 0-3 article titled, “Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Groups,” it is stated that it is imperative that the ratio to child be as low as 3:1 for infants and 4:1 for 18 months to three year olds.
As a mom who will be returning to the workforce after graduation an issue that is important to me and I’m sure many other parents as well is finding a local, safe, educational, affordable childcare to send my daughter to while I’m working. I want to find a place where I feel like my child will grow and learn new things, but also a place where I feel she is safe and well-cared for. Ideally I would love to leave her with family, but due to geographic locations, daycare is looking like the best option.
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
Being a parent is a huge responsibility, especially as one’s child gets ready to attend school. There are many things parents need to learn about their child’s education. While deciding on a child care program a parent will want to learn about the facility. There are many things that a parent can learn about a child care program by viewing the daily and weekly schedules, scanning the parent and staff bulletin boards in the classroom, and asking questions. There are many questions a parent should ask about.
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.
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.
Early childhood professionals are from diverse professional backgrounds. They use multidisciplinary approaches to provide better support to families and draw on the skills and expertise of their peers.
I’ve never really understand the early childhood curriculum until now. I believe early care and education had gone through a lot back in the late 1700’s through the early 1900’s but it came a long way. Back then there weren’t a lot of resources for children to play with and also being able to build they’re social, physical, and intellectual skills. But in today’s generation we have more than enough materials for the children needs to be meet individually.
Introduction: Child Care Service – What is it? Child care is an industry that provides quality help to countless mothers and fathers who are in need of qualified, capable providers to take care of their children. Without child care providers, there would be less jobs and many stressed mothers and fathers. Child care is a very impersonal industry, where no existing or past relationships must be made in order to do business, save nannies and at-home care providers. Child care providers help make the transition into childhood education much smoother by teaching the children letters, numbers, and shapes, while giving them proper diet and exercise.
For all the personnel working in the Early Years both here in Ireland and internationally, improving quality experiences for all young children is therefore a priority of theirs (Reed & Canning, 2011). The Norwegian leading experts in the field of early education like all adopt a more holistic approach to child development and focus on the ‘here and now’ rather than on the skills for tomorrow (Hasan,2007) (Cited by OECD 2006).Compared to Ireland, Nordic countries in particular have comprehensive around services for families with young children. This may be related as to why Governments chose to invest or not in early years (OECD, 2011). In Norway, the private and public sector providers receive money from the government to provide childcare. Low income parents can either obtain this for free or at a low cost.
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?.