(Diane M Barone/Marla H. Mallette, 2013). They need to have a regular routine and a place in the house where children can do their work. (Diane M Barone/Marla H. Mallette, 2013). A parent that reads and listen to their child read-aloud can help in early decoding, and fluency skills. The parents can use explicit instruction, paired and repeated readings and giving the child corrective feedback.
The Open University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education PTD38 Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education (2014-2015) ASSIGNMENT 1 MY PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION Student Number: 11396646 Student: CHENG KA YIU, YOYO Class: U09A Course Code: EDU4017EP Course Title: Introduction to Early Childhood Education Instructor: Ms. Hailey Chan Programme Leader: Dr. Eunice Yim Submission Date: 14 November 2014
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. Vicki Maloney, director of the Shirley Mays Head Start center in Wichita Kansas, stated that the children in their program came from many racial and ethnical backgrounds, but they all have one thing in common,
In addition to the services provided, the program offers incentives and supplemental events including laptop incentives for high school (H.S.) graduating seniors, a Transitional Age Youth (TAY) Summit, computer readiness and safety, holiday parties, an alumni foster youth event, and emotional needs support provided by JAIYA John. ILSP workshops are available for all high schoolers; topics such as employment, education, housing, and money management are provided and conducted by Unity Care, a contract provider. Financial incentives are paid to youth for participation. Youths are paid $30 per workshop and $100 for completing a goals sheet with the ILSP Facilitator (J. Fong, personal communication,
The results indicate that the children who were more familiar with SAE had higher levels of reading achievement than the children who were less familiar with SAE (Charity, Scarborough, & Griffin, 2004). The amount of AAVE children use and their
The program in which she is a part of serve students until the age of 18 years old, or until they are ready to be referred to a less restrictive setting and attend a regular educational program. The target client system is the students, but help is given to parents of those children as well. Ms. Thomas, herself meets with parents and keeps in contact with them. She offers resources and other assistances that they need in order to better care for their child.
Reading is an essential life skill. The ultimate goal of reading is to comprehend and make meaningful connections with text. Therefore, the development of skills needed for reading begins at an early age and progresses through stages into adulthood (Chall, 1996). Within the early stages of reading development, children begin learning and acquiring these specific skills. Moreover, many of the skills learned during early childhood are constrained skills.
Kidwatching is an interesting and helpful strategy for me to understand my focus students’ literacy behavior. This observation strategy is an ideal way for me to get to know my students’ literacy tendencies and interests. There are many students who do not feel comfortable with their reading and writing skills, which causes the students to lack interest in all literature. After watching and interviewing my focus students, I learned that not all students like to read and write. Additionally, I learned that I must always be flexible in the classroom because things may not go as planned and I may have to quickly adjust.
The Beanie Babies Program is a reading program designed for Cycle 1 elementary classrooms, to work in tandem with classroom reading practice routines, such as a silent reading or team reading routine. It utilizes stuffed animals in order to teach a wide variety of decoding and comprehension strategies to help young students learn to read. The program is comprised of a series of Beanie Babies, each assigned a particular reading strategy. For example, the Stretchy Snake beanie baby is assigned the stretching strategy in which the reader stretches out each syllable of a word, sounding it out, in order to help read the word as a whole; The Questioning Owl would encourage students to ask questions about what their reading in order to further comprehension, and so forth. Various posters can be placed around the classroom explaining the strategies connect with each animal.
I have been enjoying being a part of this program and i plan to do it when i get older. Right now we have a 6 month old and a 7 month old. I love meeting all of these children and watching them learn and grow. This is a experience that i will hold dear to my heart for the rest of my life.
Before children learn to read and write, they must first acquire the ability to speak, listen, watch and understand. “Reading with children from an early age helps them develop a solid foundation for literacy.” Jeanne Chall, leading teacher, writer and researcher viewed the importance of the ‘direct, systematic instruction in reading’ Jeanne Chall’s book, Stages of Literacy Development, investigates the stages of children’s reading skills development and provides methods, for example phonics, in order to effectively encourage the process. The students must master one stage before they can move on to the next. The stages, in brief are: Stage 0 (pre-reading), between the ages of 6 months, or earlier, to 6 years; Stage 1 (initial reading or decoding), between the ages of 6-7 years; Stage 2 (confirmation and fluency), between the ages of 7 and 8; Stage 3 (reading for learning the new), between the ages of 9 and 13; Stage 4 (synthesis of information and applying multiple perspectives and viewpoints), ages between 14 and 18 years; finally, Stage 5 (a worldview, critical literacy in work and society), from 18 years old and onwards .
It is important to involve family and community in the educational process. Better performance occurs when parents, family, teachers, and the community are engaging and working together. To fully show how integration works we will use the example of a recently visited child care facility for children and infants aged six months to six years old, and compared what they are doing and how they can improve. To understand what the school is doing, we must understand the base model we are trying to use. The model we are using is the Epstein model.