The first similarity I recognized right away is the sharing of the classroom environment. Head Start had two different classrooms that were shared with three different classes and the preschool classrooms are generally shared between two different classes. The first week I was at Head Start I had the chance to observe the classroom routine and get to know the children, and I quickly realized the
Then, Mrs. Kenny has to give time out to the students and solve the conflict. According to my observation, a kindergarten classroom should be open and child-friendly without any obstacles that block the views of the children. The perfect kindergarten classroom should be a bright and playful, ready to accommodate the children while they move
The babysitter is a friend of Mrs. Lopez that takes care of her children for one hour a day Monday through Friday. Mr. Lopez was very quiet during the interview. Mrs. Lopez did most of the talking because she enjoys talking to people. The expectations of the Lopez are many.
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.
Lynn has worked with this institution for a few years and serves as an instructor for various age groups. After discussing my interests with my mentor we decided my work there would consist of one on one interactions with the children, and basic instructor training. During my first session at the center, I and Lynn spent our time discussing the program, the services offered for families, and the basic key
The next classroom had seven children ages 2-3 years old with two caregivers Laurie Hull (Mary) and Irma Richardson, they were center time with the teachers interacting with the children. The last classroom with children present was the classroom with eight children ages 6 months-15 months and three caregivers Margie tally, Sandy James and Ashley Plant. Five of the children were at the table eating a snack, one child was being held while
The program I choose is The Traditional Nursery School/Preschool. I would like to teach this because I feel like I will be a good fit for this program. The most attractive elements of the program are nursery schools are often half-day programs and some nursery schools offer extended hours through the lunch time. Also, the groups of children are generally small and as a few as 6 to 10 children for each teacher in a classroom setting. Some of the challenges I might encounter in working in the program is
For my observation this semester I am working with Riley , a student at a local Early Childhood Center . She is a 3 and one month old girl who lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia and goes to a child care center in an area outside Philadelphia. She has been attending the early childhood center since she was a few months old and has a sibling who attends, too. At her school now she is in the late 2 year old or toddlers classroom for which she is the one of the oldest in her classroom, but will stay there until January. From what I got from her in my conversations, she lives with her mother, father and older sister and is taken to school daily by her grandma or “Nanna” with her sister.
All toys are picked up and put in place. I want the best for each child that comes through my door and strive for excellences in the classroom. If I would have been teaching my students back twenty years ago, I would have probably told the students no you cannot have something and left it at that, not understanding that I might be hurting the child ‘s feelings. Now I find other ways in saying no in which it does not upset the child. That is what I stride for; to let my students know they are safe, secure and loved as they come to class.
Each gym class lasts 25 minutes and two classes have gym together at one time. During the 70 minutes I’m there, 8 classes have gym, which is more than a 140 students. The age range of children varies from Kindergarteners who are 5-6 to 2nd graders who are 7-8. Most often children of different grades and ages have class together
In Finland, they have a daycare and a nursery till they are 6 years old. The daycare and nursery prepare the children for regular school till they are 16 years old. The United States has a preschool and also a Kindergarten class for 4-6-year-olds. Then the kids go on to 1st grade all they way to 12 grade where they will graduate and go off to college. The United States junior high and high school switch classes throughout the school day.
I worked as a PPCD aide for Shadow Glen Elementary in the Manor Isd district from March 21- April 22 under the supervision of Mrs. Clack-Jones the PPCD teacher. Our classroom setup was different than most, because our morning classroom consisted of 5-6 kids at a time, ages between 3-5. In the afternoon me and another aide were sent out to a Pre-k class to help out the Pre-k teacher. Both the morning teacher and afternoon teacher had different approaches to gaining the class’s attention. The morning teacher, Mrs. Clack used more than one method to gain the kids attention, since the children in her classroom were either Autistic or have Down syndrome.
Enrolled students are currently maxed out with our given limitations on size and state code. Operations are owned and Directed by Laurie Holcomb, a certified American Montessori Society (AMS) facility operator with over 30 years of experience in the Montessori Method. The location is also staffed with Montessori trained teachers who offer a very intimate 1-8 teacher student ratio, providing a close and personal learning environment. Montessori programs are much more than your typical daycare program.
There are many types of schools education stages. From the age 0-5 your child can attend pre-school and nursery, including day nurseries. This is mainly where the children can play but also has a small level of education in preparation for school. Children begin a reception class in a primary school from 4-5 which is when compulsory education begins.