After I earn my degree, I plan to work in a school district in Licking County as a preschool/kindergarten teacher. I currently am employed at a daycare center in Granville where I am able to get my experience and use the practices I learn in the college classroom, and put them into
With these funds the program is able to benefit not only children, but the families and community involved. The program is led by Servant Leader Interns, who work with the children to boost reading scores while also fostering a love for learning and emotional support. In the after-school program students receive one healthy snack and in the summer program the children are provided with 2 meals and one healthy snack. The program implements an Integrated Reading Curriculum (IRC), which is based on 5 components; “high quality academic enrichment, parent and family involvement, civic engagement and social action, integrational leadership development, and nutrition, health and mental health” (CDF). Through this structure the program is able to boost the morale of the children enrolled and teach them the importance of
After completing my junior research paper last school year I began thinking about what I would want to focus on for my senior project. I had written my paper on becoming an elementary school teacher, so I knew for my project I wanted to do something that gave me the opportunity to give back to my community. With the desires of some day becoming an elementary teacher, I decided to base my project around early education. After being informed about The Discovery Corner in Phoenix Oregon by my former English teacher, I applied and soon met my mentor Lynn DeHaven. The Discovery Corner is a daycare/ preschool which serves for children starting at 10 months all the way to 6 years old.
At school, I am the vice-president of our Kids in Science and Engineering club, which is dedicated to spreading passion and knowledge of science and engineering to elementary school students. We work with after school programs and every other month take a group of 20 club members to conduct experiments and demonstrations with students. My fellow club members and I always look forward to these trips as we have loads of fun with the children who are
Depaul is a non-profit agency that helps provide help to people with disabilities to help them grow as people and help them find homes and families. “We work closely with children, adults and the families to try and help improve their quality of life and make sure they are getting the help that they deserve.” What advice could you give me as a
4. What are the six Child Life Practicum recommended standards? (you can cut and paste from website). Standard #1: “The child life practicum is largely an observational experience with child life practicum students beginning to engage in independent play and developmentally supportive interventions with infants, children, youth, and families as deemed appropriate by the supervising CCLS” (Practicum). Standard #2: “The child life practicum student will be supervised by a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) who has achieved a minimum of 2,000 hours of paid work experience as a child life specialist.
Although some places of worship have altered it of late, Vacation Bible School (VBS) is usually a week-long camp for kids. Some churches host kids during the day, others only in the evening hours. However, typically, the event lasts around three to five days. VBS is super fun for kids because it combines learning about the Bible with songs, crafts, food and more. VBS is used as a community outreach tool by most churches to encourage additional memberships and serve the surrounding area.
I truly believe it will also encourage them to continue to learn more about their culture. In my previous years, as a dual language teacher at Red Oak School, integrating culture was a vital component in our curriculum. I organized displays and activities to teach students about the meaning of Hispanic Heritage month and Día de los muertos. It was a learning experience for me when I welcomed parents to share the meaning of the Jewish holidays. It was important to me because I knew very little of Jewish celebrations like Passover and Hanukkah.
Community service is something that gives many people joy and gives them a purpose. “In bestowing charity, the main consideration should be to help those who will help themselves” (Source 2). This year I joined a school club called iCare. It’s a club that helps and plans different events and fundraisers at the school to benefit people who are less fortunate “since the world’s resources are dwindling”(Source 3). I have been able to help plan school events and even deliver special treats to volunteers who help people in need.
Head Start is a quality preschool program and maintains high standards; it creates a safe environment with educated teachers and staff to provide education, nutrition, health screenings, and resources to enable families with the means to improve their own lives and the lives of their children. Head Start was established in 1965, and recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. “Since its beginning in 1965 as part of the War on Poverty, Head Start’s goal has been to boost the school readiness of low-income children. Based on a “whole child” model, the program provides comprehensive services that include preschool education; medical, dental, and mental health care; nutrition services; and efforts to help parents foster their child’s development.
El Paso del Norte Children’s Development Center is a non-profit organization located at El Paso, Texas. It strives to provide quality services to children with disabilities so they can reach their fullest potential. They offer services such as, early childhood intervention (ECI), community resources, comprehensive education and therapeutic. Additionally, the organization provides guidance and parent-to-parent mentoring to facilitate the process. Each service or program from the organization contributes in the well-ness and improvement of children with special needs in different aspects of their lives.
In addition, the more parents are involved in their children 's learning, the more significant are the achievement effects. The Center for Public Education (CPE) ("Center for Public Education," 2011) reports National survey data which shows that attending school meetings or events is the leading form of parent participation in schools, followed by school fundraising activities. According to (Henderson & Mapp, 2002), attending parent conferences, open houses and other types of school functions provide an exceptional type of parent engagement because these functions help parents to understand the school structure and get to know
In high school, I was involved in the National Honor Society allowing me to serve my community on a regular basis. We participated in everything from picking up trash on the side of the road to raising money to support our local library. During college, I have been able to volunteer and participate in student-led research programs. I also enjoy getting to volunteer my time at my local elementary school as a teaching assistant. However, my favorite volunteering experience was getting to be a “Buddy for Special Olympics”.
This semester in my English class I was assigned a service essay, which is where we students go out and pick some sort of community service and participate in the one chosen, of course after being approved by our instructor. We were informed of this essay from the start of the class, I ended up participation in two community services. The first one I did was I went down to the Young at Heart Senior Center here and town and just helped out around the center and visited with all the attendants. The second one I participated in was the Toys for Tots or Toys for Kids fundraiser. Out of these two I happened to find the Toys for Tots fundraiser more interesting and easier to write about.
Karen .L Murphy is an assistant professor of early childhood education department at Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts. She has a PH.D degree on early childhood studies and teaches courses in educational technology in local schools and programs. In her article, she introduced some of the broader issues around using technology with young children. Then, she describes practices some students used to meaningfully incorporate technology into the integrated science curriculum they developed. Karen uses many examples