Foster care is a complex topic. Most people do not fully understand what foster care is. David Pelzer, a foster child and author, says that he is always grateful to “The System,” which a myriad in society criticize (Pelzer 305). “Children aged birth to twenty-one may need foster care for just a few days, or may be in placement for longer than a year” (www.fostercare.com). Education should be brought to the public about foster care, what it is like, and how to help.
This program may not be considered as valuable to others, but they tend to forget that the children that Head Start serve begin school less fortunate than an average middle or upper class child. Children in Head Start may enter with emotional trauma, economic stress, parents with high needs, mental health issues, or other obstacles that create a barricade to self-esteem and confidence. These children that receive an education and early intervention through Head Start receive more than an academic lead, they receive health, nutrition, family services, a safe, consistent and stable environment, build social skills, are motivated and most importantly are aware of their worth. The Program enables parents who did not graduate, go back to school, they helped parents receive English classes if needed or wanted, I have witnessed parents receive support for housing, food, clothing and everyday
Interactions are one of the most important elements of early childcare and education. As a practitioner, I now understand the importance of quality interactions between practitioner and child, as they help build strong relationships especially when the activity is meaningful and enjoyable (DCCC, 2012). Interactions in Happy Days Playschool are warm, nurturing and respectful, but through the Aistear-Síolta (2015) self-evaluations, I discovered that at times my interactions were often superficial or directive, which was denying me the opportunity to fully tune into the child’s learning and to build secure relationships with the child. Síolta (2006) acknowledge that the role of the practitioner in terms of ensuring constructive interactions with children is demanding, but through reflective practice, I was able to ‘slow down’ my every day interactions, particularly the technique of scaffolding in order to enhance children’s learning outcomes. Vygotsky (1962) stated that we learn through our interactions and communications with others.
Theoretical Perspectives The article “Identification of Disabilities and Service Receipt among Preschool Children Living in Poverty” takes a look at the services provided by Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Longitudinal Follow-up programs’ Part C services. In this article the theoretical perspectives focus on the quality of education for early childhood, specifically for vulnerable poverty-stricken children. The focus on children with disabilities is what this case study explores. While Head Start has been a beneficial program, it does not serve all vulnerable early education students. The research agrees that “Full-day Head Start services are important, given that the quality of care that is available to low-income families is highly uneven” (Ceglowski, 2006, p. 189).
Low education rates are a cause of child mortality. Education is so vital to mothers and if the mother is educated it is twice as likely that the child will be put in school (CARE). When girls are able to go to school safely they can create a brighter future for themselves and for everyone around them. Education lifts people out of poverty and promotes economic growth. “It is an investment in economic growth, a healthier workforce, lasting peace and the future of our planet” (Malala Fund).
I do like the idea that it helps children receive a better education but as I said I do think it should only be for a selective few of children. I don’t like how it is pulling money away from local schools in ones residence and brining it into a new district. The article states
To help increase feelings of anxiety you will learn set skills for all developmental stages for a child. There are more compelling reasons to take a parenting class but most importantly think of doing it for the little one you want to try your best for, a child becomes your life and there is no going back from that, they are depending on you. This choice completely changes life in a meaningful way, the preparation goes along way towards positive
Children Getting Paid Children are the future of our society, they are what we trust in leading us from now on. So why are we not teaching them real world values during schools? Kids should be paid for good grades and attendance with money. This would help poor kids with their home lives , this would motivate kids and schools as a whole to do better, it would even give kids real world experiences with money. Children should be paid for going to school and getting good grades.
Over all these children can bring joy to incomplete families. Children all over the world come here for a better life, if we do not let them in their lives will continue to not be what they wish. We need to help these children on their journey to a better life. I hope you learned that these children should be able to stay here and prove themselves
The first program that followed this model was the Perry Preschool Program which resulted in positive effects on social-emotional and cognitive development of the children in the program, as well as parenting practices (Jennings, 2000). If delinquency has already occurred the best way to rehabilitate the adolescent is with Multisystemic Therapy, this is a program that has 24 hour available parental guidance, family therapy, individual therapy, group therapy, educational support and quite importantly influences a change of peer group. (Jennings, 2000). These programs have been proven to reduce juvenile delinquency and is a cost affliction alternative that reduces the likeliness of re-offense than if compared to being sentence to