During the past two years, I was given the opportunity to spend some time observing in the classrooms at the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown Preschool, a Christian-based school, in the Gibsonia, PA area, the Westminster College Preschool Lab, and the Head Start program at New Castle, PA. Observing in the different classrooms displayed different ways to setup and design one classroom from another. The church preschool was different from the Head Start program, mostly due by the budget and location of each facility. Many of the church preschool classroom materials were provided by donations to the preschool. The classrooms at all three locations, had some physical similarities with each other including: many windows, child-sized tables, chairs, cubbies, and play kitchens that were child friendly, with different areas for children to play in during free time. In my opinion, all the classrooms were brightly painted and cheery, providing a positive, happy feeling for …show more content…
At Frist Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown I learned while observing and interacting how some of the different set up of areas impacted a student’s learning and space. Some of the areas were used for quiet time, noisier activities, and more active learning. This related to the (Component 2e) because organizing physical space around the classroom provides the student a variety of ways to learn together or alone inside the classroom while also developing their social skills and working through any academic or social difficulties (Component 2d). Lastly, at Head Start the lead teacher provided the students with daily duties inside the classroom. For example, some of the students had the responsibility to clean up stations, and prepare the snack/lunch for the class. When giving students daily jobs, provides the students to methods to follow classroom while respecting their classmates and their classroom (Component
The school that I attendent to was the child development center. I was looking around the environment where child development is place at really quiet neighborhood. The neighborhood has a lot of tree and not really intersection road. I came in 10/19/17 it was in the morning around 10 am but they had a earthquake drill.
Noemi a 42 Hispanic works as a Program Manger for an Early Head Start Program. She has a 9-year-old son named Andy that has an IEP for Hearing Impairment. Noemi and Andy Noemi and I met at the park to discuss her son’s learning disability. Andy is a 9-year-old boy that was diagnosed at the age of 6 with hearing loss in both ears the right one is worse than the left one.
The existence of the education achievement gap between white, Hispanic, and African-American, students has been a lingering problem across the United States. To close this gap it requires action that focuses on early childhood education programs that help in the preparation of students that will enter the system on grade level and ready to learn. One program developed for preparing children living in poverty for school is Head Start. Head start is a federal corresponding endowment program that offers the underprivileged children with admission to pre-kindergarten education. Head start program started as of fight on poverty and currently serving approximately 900,000 children yearly at the cost of $6.9 million yearly, and the number has increased
ISSUE: Program Effectiveness of Head Start and Early Head Start INTRODUCTION: Through two of my favorite quotes, “We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today" By Stacia Tauscher and "Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them" by Lady Bird Johnson, it is clear to see that there is a fine line of wanting to help a child succeed, and enabling the natural process. Education of our future generations is an understandably important topic that requires agreement from lawmakers, community leaders, teachers and parents. However, through all of the educational planning, teaching and testing, it is a humbling point to remember that these children are in fact people and deserve respect for their culture and socio-economic status no matter what they may be. We must remember to honor and uphold our many differences, including approaches to education and speed of learning.
. Thirty-eight percent of the children and pregnant women served were classified as Hispanic/ Latino. Twenty-nine percent of the children and pregnant women served were classified as African American/ Black. Head Start makes sure that children get the services that they need. In comparing the beginning of the program year to the end of the program year, it is apparent Head Start services helped these children from low-income families.
The Head Start program, is a nationally funded early childhood education program for low-income children who are not yet old enough to attend school. Generally the ages of head start students are five years old and younger. President Lyndon Johnson initiated the program during his war on poverty. “The Head Start program carries an implicit goal of improving equity among children by targeting vulnerable groups, mostly low-income children, a disproportionate share of whom are racial or ethnic minorities” (Joshi). President Johnson believed providing minorities educational preparedness would ensure a better education overall and stem the tide of poverty.
Most classrooms are analogous in their basic structure. They typically consist of the essential accessories such as chairs, tables, and desks. However moving past the basic structures they become more unique. Their distinguished qualities, often correspond with varying influential factors. These factors include, instructor and subject matter, school setting, and student population.
Key Stakeholders Children are key stakeholders in the Head Start Program. The Head Start program helps children in several ways. For example, children learn their basics in education; children also learn socialization skills by interacting with other children within his/her own age group (Castro, Bryant, Peisner-Feinberg & Skinner, 2004). The Head Start Program fosters a set of values to support the overall goal of improving social competence within the family unit and its environment. Single parents are also key stakeholders in the Head Start Program, because they utilize the program to meet child care needs and their children’s educational needs.
Nutrition related concerns are addressed by having the proper documentation from the child's physician. The only way Head Start recognizes an allergy to foods, medications and anything else it has to be documented by the child's physician. Parents can not just fill out a paper or tell the facility about it. Concessions will be made to make sure the child is not served or given anything they are allergic to. The company that makes the breakfast and lunches for each facility will be notified so they can prepare and label it so it does not get mixed in with the regular food.
The preschool building was empty of children also as they were outside also. The Early Head Start building there were six classrooms with four being occupied during the walk through as other two classrooms were outside. The first classroom had four children 2 years old with one caregiver Angeletta Beasley; they were dancing to music with scarfs and musical instruments. The next classroom there was eight children 2 years old with two caregivers Jessie Caudle and Barbara Stuckey. Also present in classroom was Lisa Salina the ECI coordinator who was working with a child.
Introduction An ongoing discussion about the way teachers and children interact in daycare settings has been a topic of interest for many people who work and study in the field of early childhood psychology. Starting on June 10, 2013 and continuing through June 14, 2013, I conducted ethnographic field research about the most current ways daycare employees and children seem to interact on a daily basis. The research I was most interested with took place during times of play. Specifically, I wanted to examine how many times teachers and daycare students came into friendly physical contact on an average basis.
According to developmental psychology a person at any age is at a certain stage of cognitive, moral, psychosocial, and physical development. This development is measured by different types of thinking, mental capacity for tasks, physical strength, and reasoning for following rules. Development is easily seen in children. Naturalistic observation is the one of the easiest method to see these developments in children. This is the observation technique I used, while watching a five year old male at Kindercare Daycare at 3:30 on a Friday.
Observation of Setting: I observed a family friend’s son in the living room of her house. His name is Emmanuel and he is three years old. The child had been home for about two or three hours after coming home from a whole day at daycare separated from mom. The living room had a recorded Disney movie playing on the TV in the background.