Reflective Journal Leadership, Professional Knowledge and Ethical Practice What is one prevalent issue in early childhood education today? Explain both sides of the debate regarding this time. When I begin teaching at Head Start 18 years ago I only needed a high school diploma. Now a teacher must have a CDA and an Associate Degree in early childhood education. Over 50% of teachers need a Bachelor Degree in early childhood education. Head Start is a nonprofit organization that is federal funded program for low income families. Head Start provides equal learning opportunities for children with disabilities. A child with disabilities were not allowed to attend Head Start because the teachers and the classroom were not set up to meet their needs. …show more content…
Effective leader build a strong and successful setting for children. Strong leadership, ethical practices and professional knowledge provides high quality educational outcome. I have strong leadership in my program and it builds respect, parent, teacher and community collaboration and a trusting and well nurtured relationship between teacher and students. Challenges and expectations are provided to help develop the highest outcome of education possible for all children. How do you envision this issue impacting your future work with children? It all begin some three years ago when I enrolled in Ashford University to help me provide the best I can to all the families I serve. In two weeks after this one, I will be receiving my Bachelor in Early Childhood Education. I have gained the knowledge and skills to help support my expectation of all the families I serve. I would like to continue learning need techniques that will be helpful in maintaining the skills I need for the future. I have learned how to modify the Creative Curriculum to provide quality education and a challenging learning environment for cultural and diverse
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Over the past 20 years, the workforce identity of the early years setting has changed dramatically. Policy and governmental changes have inspired children led improvements and this has affected the identity of the Early Years Teacher. In 1997 the Labour Government outlined their commitment to improving quality within the early years setting and one of the main areas they concentrated on was the quality of staff within the settings. This resulted in the view that 'quality' was qualified. In 2007, Labour introduced the graduate role of the Early Years Practitioner, which aimed to raise the falling standards within the early year’s settings.
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
I learned how to adapt to the individual needs of students to provide them the best education. Like students with a communication disorder, many of my students would shy away from activities or tasks because of obstacles. Through these experiences, I watched my students gain the confidence to participate in activities and excel in academics to become successful individuals. As a future Speech Language Pathologist, many qualities that I possess can be improved by furthering my education.
Also, my desire it is to get my bachelors on early education, in order to become a certified teacher. Because there is a need of more educators, my interesting has grown in pursuing my career. My goals for the future are to seek for resources, that can be help me teach students at their own pace and capacities. I will seek for information that will helpful for children, and their learning
Competency Statement 1: To establish a safe, healthy learning environment When you are an Early Childhood educator there are some key factors that you have to keep in mind: 1. Creating a safe environment and 2. Creating and instilling in your students and yourself a healthy environment. Safety to me is a very detrimental factor in Early Childhood, because when you deal with young children you always have to watch out for their well being as if they were your own.
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.
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
(Griffith University, 2011, p, 5) Introduction Before I started the degree of Bachelor of Learning Management, I never contemplated who am I? Or who am I as a professional? I just saw myself as a mother, daughter, sister, wife and a child care educator.
There are different ways to be a leader and different skills that an effective leader can have. The objective of a leader is to effectively guide others to complete a goal. From Stalin’s autocratic leadership, to Barton’s participatory leadership both were effective in completing their goals. Everyone has leadership qualities however, having the ability to effectively lead others towards a common goal is what makes an effective
Through experience we develop and hone our leadership proficiency. I will set goals in the following three areas, to continue my growth and serve our team as a leader in the organization. 1. Leaders inspire commitment, and know they cannot command it. I will describe a compelling image of what our future could be like.
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.
STANDARD: 6 TEACHERS Artifact: Special Learning Opportunity workshop Experience from child Dev. 143; Science, and Math for Young children I chose this artifact because this Standard is about the important teacher should be training to be up date of the new discoveries in Early Childhood Development to offer a high quality education. I learned from this artifact that workshops are helpful to educator and not educator, where the purpose is to teach the children by encourage and guide them to explore the world.
I have always been around children because I am the eldest of six brothers. I always teaching them new things and caring for them as well. I specifically chose Elementary Education because I would like to teach children at their early stage in their education. Education and Certifications Required For My Career Individuals wishing to pursue to career in teaching elementary, middle, or high school in the public school system should first obtain a bachelor’s or
The importance of teacher leadership is considered crucial in education (Williams 2011). Traditional theories on leadership have focused on the role of the individual leader to lead the organisation (Bush 1995). The limitation of this theory is that it overlooks the kinds of leadership that are distributed across teachers during the everyday processes (Williams 2011). Given the challenges faced by most organisations in the demanding contemporary society, it is essential to understand that leadership is not the excusive role of an individual in an organisation but rather a shared role amongst many people, including teaching staff. At this point we can agree with Lieberman (1986) who argued that: “Contexts, needs, talents and commitments differ,
Teachers are the life-blood of school districts across the United States. They are masters of their specific grade-level content and work tirelessly to manage the learning and well-being of their students. Teachers are the academic leaders of the learning environment within their classrooms and collaborate with their students throughout the year in order to facilitate learning, and foster creativity and problem solving. However, over the last thirty years, teacher leadership has taken on a whole new meaning.