Introduction: I observed at Kindercare Daycare located at 800 S. Arlington Heights Rd. Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. I was observing the Preschool and kindergarten classroom. The children’s ages ranged from three to five years old. There was at the most twenty children in the room that I observed in, and one staff member per classroom.
It is important that when practitioners create the indoor environment they take into account of the children and young people’s interest, age and their individual needs. This will help the child to feel valued when going into the setting. The practitioner can plan activities within the environment as this can help a child to learn new skills. A practitioner can do this by using the indoor or outdoor environment, this could be by allowing the child to go on bikes. This will help the child to develop their physical development without them knowing and using play.
Understanding the world • The way in which children find out about nature and the world around them. • How children find out about their local communities. • The way in which children develop their confidence when using ICT equipment. Expressive arts and design • The development of children‘s creativity and imagination through art , dance and music . • How children use play to develop these skills Personal , social and emotion development
During my observations at “Don’t Worry Childcare”, I noticed a great amount of multicultural practices. For starters, I observed the preschoolers say hello and good morning every day in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian language, and Chinese. During circle time, the teacher said, “Okay, can someone raise their hand and tell me how to say good morning in German?” Not only have I seen the children say good morning and hello in other languages, the teacher taught them how to sing the days of the week in Spanish. I watched the children count to ten in German. The use of other languages is not the sole reason why the preschool class is multicultural. The baby dolls are all different races. There are a few African American dolls, Caucasian
This values children’s learning as they have put the children’s interest first which puts children’s learning first as they are playing as well as learning but also enjoying their time playing with others. This approach emphasises the importance of observing children and encouraging them to observe. This approach places an importance on the quality of the experiences that children are given in their early
There are many aspects of society that can be compared when doing an analysis of three cultures: socio-economic statuses, occupations, fertility rates, diets, religions, economics, and politics are few among many. Education, and particularly early childhood education, is a fascinating topic to study when conducting a comparison because it has elements of all traits and greatly mirrors the values of the culture of that which it is present, “Preschools are sites where a variety of domains, interests, and social actors intersect. Preschool is where child rearing meets education; where the world of parents and home first meets the world of teachers and school” (Tobin, Hsueh, & Karasawa, 2009, p. 2). According to Tobin, Hsueh, and Karasawa (2009),
My observations was done in Ms. Henriquez third grade class at Morningside Elementary, room 508. I began my observations on October 5, 2015 to November 2, 2015.As I entered the room and took a seat at one of the empty desks, I noticed how organized her room was. Her classroom was small and colorful. She had twenty students in her classroom. She divide them into four group of five. Students' backpacks and jackets were placed on the back their decks. She put ten pencils and ten eraser on each groups, two for each students. This method allowed Ms. Henriquez easy access to walk around the classroom while teaching without any interruptions. I noticed that she had a behavior chart with facial expressions on it. When I asked her why she had it, she told me it was to let the parents know how their child was doing in her class.
Staff encourages all the children. We find lots of the girls like to play with the train set and dinosaurs. An explanation how involving children in decisions can promote positive outcomes Involving children in their own learning is an important part of supporting their progress. This is an effective way of tackling subjects such as bullying, racism, different cultures and different backgrounds. Encourage children to be open and to accept that not all children are the same as them.
This theme addresses the question of whether or not children shape their own development. It is evident that the active child theme applies to the subject of infant cognitive development, as infants contribute to their development through the use of visual preferences and observation, interaction with the environment, and through the use of play. The bountiful research in the field of infant cognitive development serves as a confirmation that infants are not as inactive as they were once thought to be. Infants are the pioneers of their minds and they are able to gain a great deal of knowledge through their observation of the world
2.2.5. Cultural diversity in Classroom: There are various cultural differences that teachers are likely to come across culturally diverse classrooms including Gender, Age, Cognition, Norms, beliefs, Primary language, Exceptionality, Cultural heritage, Socio-economic status, Opinions, ideas, Attitudes, Expectations, Behavioral styles, Geography, Learning styles, Communication Styles, Decision making styles, Ways of Communicating Non-verbally, Ways of Learning, Ways of Dealing with Conflict, Ways of Using Symbols and Approaches to completing tasks etc. According to Pratt-Johnson (2005), there are six basic cultural differences that teachers are likely to encounter in the culturally diverse classroom. Familiarity with these differences will begin
The children in a school are valued, with an environment that fully encourages and celebrates their learning and progression and how they are developing. The provision of a safe and secure learning environment for all its pupils should be provided through recognizing the importance of welcoming diversity and equal opportunities. The atmosphere within a school should be positive, with this being reflected in the attitudes of the staff and pupils, all caring for and taking pride in their surroundings and in how the learning journey of each pupil takes
At planning time, teachers create opportunities for children to choose activities, materials and people whom to interact with, adults and other children. All the areas and materials of the classroom are available and children are encouraged by teachers to think and reflect about their intentions and interests which foster their capacity to think in alternatives and make decisions about what they want to do while playing in the learning areas. Choice promotes children's ability to think about alternatives, make decisions,
On Wednesday, September 30th I observed Mrs. Bangham’s three to six year old classroom. The observation was from 8:00 to 10:00, at Greensboro Montessori School. Since they combine different ages I focused more on the five and six year olds that would be in a normal Kindergarten class. I learned so much about Montessori schools and how they work in the two hours I observed.
The prepared environment is also a social environment allowing the children freedom to interact through work and play with others, developing empathy and compassion, and becoming socially aware. The children soon learn that this classroom belongs to them and they gladly accept responsibility for the orderly care and maintenance of the prepared environment. A keen sense of community life emerges as children take responsibility for their own behavior through the sharing of Grace and Courtesy Lessons and through their imitation of the behavior of their older, normalized peers and of the