Many would believe children learn and develop best when the ‘key worker’ system is implemented within a provision and when practitioners sustain a positive relationship and work in partnership with parents and carers. This is of importance as a positive relationship where the parents and carers can trust and respect one another, helps to provide an enabling environment for the children. Working in partnership benefits practitioners just as equally as it benefits parents. Parents and carers are the most important people and role models within children lives, however majority of parents have no choice but to work and that’s where our role of early years’ practitioners falls into place. Is it important to remember that parents and practitioners
They can do this through: setting a good example; being positive; building up children’s confidence by focussing on the things that they’re good at, setting them achievable goals and targets; helping children to learn through their own experiences; reflective listening and giving the children confidence and positivity through love and affection. If a child is not confident they may find it hard to interact with other children, have a negative outlook on life, be less motivated and have behavioural problems. Overall, if a child lacks confidence, self-esteem and resilience their health and well-being will be hindered.
Nevertheless, there is still time to change how children are praised and step them up for success by teaching them set backs, failure, and effort are
I have gained patience when working with children and I believe it is a skill that is required in order for children to exceed their needs and to help a child during transitions to reach their full potential. Timing is key and with support the children will be able to emotionally adapt to attending school but also embrace new surroundings. Encouragement while children are taking part in activities in school allows children to gain self-esteem and confidence as they are being motivated which can give them a sense of achievement. Being a role model to the children is a personal skill as it gives me pride knowing the children are inspired by me and that they can learn from me by using their own initiative, being helpful to others and allowing the children to give suggestions on what they would like to do can keep them
Erikson and Freud both believed potty training was an important part of this process. Erikson felt if the toddler could master his or her bodily functions then he or she will gain some independence and control. If this stage is completed successfully then the toddler will feel secure and confident, opposed to those who unsuccessfully complete this stage who have doubt and inadequacy. This stage involves quite a bit of parental support and Erikson believed if parents are too controlling during this stage they are breaking the toddler’s will. This leads into the next human strength, will.
Differences: ENCOURAGING, FANTASY AND DISCIPLINE Erikson: “If parents are encouraging, but consistent in discipline, children will learn to accept without guilt that certain things are not allowed but, at the same time, will not feel shame when using their imagination and engaging in make-believe role- plays. However, if parents are not encouraging or consistent in discipline, children may develop a sense of guilt and may come to believe that it is wrong to be independent” (Andrea, 2012). Furthermore, according to Boeree, 2006, Erikson suggests that adults should accept and encourage fantasy and curiosity and imagination. This is a time for play, not for formal education.
Training for personal development can be very beneficial to you and the school. It is an opportunity to gain further knowledge and skill which enables you to adapt to your changing role and duties. Teaching assistants can be moved from helping in a year 6 class to reception age. The role would vary greatly and you may be given training in order to meet the expectations they would have of you. - being firm but fair with the children.
If we are unable to communicate with the parents then this could have an impact on the child’s development and lead to the child’s issues progressing and getting worse. Strong positive relationships within the school environment and with parents is very beneficial to children. It helps to model effective communication and set a good example of appropriate behaviour towards others which in turn helps the children to recognise boundaries and what is acceptable when communicating with their peers and adults. Plus building a strong, trusting relationship with the children and young people makes them feel valued and helps provide a more effective learning environment and helps build their confidence with communicating as they progress through their lives.
Lastly, kids are afraid of making mistakes because they are growing up in a world that pressures them to be perfect. Instead of scolding our kids after every mistake they make, we should train them to learn from it. Make sure coaches let them know to keep trying until they achieve their goals. Sports give kids great experiences and life lessons, as well as a start to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If kids drop out early, they will not get those benefits.
As parents though if you do not give that independence to the child they will be overly dependent on you as a parent. They will also feel they cannot do it themselves because you do the work for them. That’s how they will grow up if they are taught like that. Giving an example at this stage, children are just now learning to walk
The current framework also consists of the 7 areas of learning. Communication and language is the first area of learning. It says in the EYFS that communication and language is all about giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations. Children are learning and competence in communicating, speaking and listening, beginning to read and write must be supported and extended. Here, the child would be dependant on the practitioner to provide the child with the correct resources when they are at nursery and also to provide the correct help for the child (i.e. a speech and language specialist if needed) and advice for the parent.
Competency Statement III To support social and emotional development and to provide positive guidance. My goal in a child care facility would be to make sure to support the social development of the children as well as the emotional development too. I would also make sure to provide them with positive guidance. They need a positive guidance in their life especially at the age that they are in.
Having attachment figure present during daycare can play an important role, as children develops a greater emotional knowledge. A study by Pons et al (2004) supports this point “the relationships that children build with their peers and other supporting roles can affect their academic achievements” This suggests that a child gaining emotional knowledge plays an a key part of how they are evaluated and accepted by their peers this comes from 4 of the nine components of emotional knowledge which are; recognition, external cause,desire and reminder Daycare can have a positive effect on a child’s development of peer relationships through letting children negotiate learning and allowing the emotional knowledge which will strengthen throughout their lifetime.
The subject for this interview, Melissa, has been working as a paraeducator in a suburb of Boston for the past 3 years. Melissa graduated from UMass in 2012, with a BS in psychology. She then attended the Post- Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure program at Framingham State University. Upon Graduation from the program, Melissa was having trouble finding a full time job as a regular classroom teacher, and ultimately decided to accept a position as a paraeducator in the meantime, while she continued her job search. This summer, she received a full time offer from Reading to teach 4th grade and will be leaving her current position.