Tara Robinson Week 4 Final Paper Outline ECE 311 Early Childhood Curriculum & Methods Instructor: John Barlow April 10, 2015 Pre-K/Kindergarten Thesis Statement: I have chosen Kindergarten for my assignment for Week 5. For this assignment I was asked to create and outline to show the details for my paper. I was asked to identify three theories and philosophies along with curriculum for my selected age group.
First, taking ED580 and spending time with the children has made it clear to me that early childhood (bilingual) education is what I’d love to pursue as a future career. Actually, I have long been interested in early childhood education and was intended to choose that as my major for graduate school; however, my parents urged me to choose a “broader” major such as TESOL so that I can have more career choices after graduation. Although I was not willing to, I finally compromised not to my parents, but to the reality. In China, people have the deeply-rooted misunderstanding that preschool teachers are just babysitters; as a result, the requirement of educational level for preschool teachers is rather low, namely vocational high school. It may sound crazy if someone with a mater degree wants to be a preschool teacher. Thus, preschool teachers together with early childhood education are largely undervalued in China. I always know that it is silly to undermine the importance of early childhood education, but I do not have powerful evidence to back me up to change people’s thought. Now, I think I can confidently explain to others that because human development is accumulative and progressive, early inventions on the children’s dysfunctions may have the power to change their life trajectories and their fates. Keeping in mind how powerful early childhood education is and how influential preschool educators can be, I become clearer about on what I’d love to devote my time and effort
At the heart of early childhood education are young children. I thrive on the notion that education is a lifelong process and the building blocks of learning are developed in the early stages of life. I believe that life is all about gaining knowledge and sharing what we have learned with others. My philosophy of Early Childhood Education is based on research that indicates that a child’s growth is developmental. Each and every child is unique in terms of life experiences, developmental readiness and cultural heritage.
What is Early Child Care Education? Education plan for parents that are welcoming their baby home and plan to return to work. Early Child Care Education is the care provided to infants to age five years, it is a place where parents choose for their children to go to learn, or to have care throughout the day while working. The goals of Early Child Care is to issue safe and developmentally improve caregiving which will advance the physical, cognitive social and emotional growth of infant and toddlers, it also prepares them for what lies ahead and the growth and development. It also
The purposes of early childhood education are; teaching the kids what they need to know in order to go kindergarten. Giving them a voice, and letting them be heard with what they want to say. By letting them know they have a voice, lets them feel a sense of comfort and safety. Motivating and encouraging them to do what is right. Having a yes I can attitude about wanting to do things.
Chapter two discusses various theorists that helped to mold and shape early childhood education to where it is today. There are several different theorists that contributed to the development of early childhood education. Some of these theorists include Alfred Adler, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, and John Dewey. Each theorist developed a unique theory that has caused early childhood guidance and education to flourish like it has today. Without learning and building on these theories, early childhood guidance and education would never develop or change. The chapter explains how some theories may seem strange to the contemporary families, but these theories are the foundation of how early childhood education got to where it is today. The book goes
Health and Social Care Unit 16 Age Range: 6-8 years Contents Page Introduction on early years education Page 3 Types of learning Page 6 Techniques of learning Page 7 Assessments Every child matters Page 9 Birth to three Page 10 Foundation Stage Page 12 National Curriculum Page 14 Topic 1 Page 18 Evaluation Page 24 Topic 2 Page 27 Evaluation Page 33 Theorists and theories Page 36 Bibliography Page 40 Appendix Page 41 Early Years Education Early childhood is a crucial stage of life in terms of children's physical, intellectual, emotional and social development and of their well-being. The growth in children is both rapid and differential. A
Introduction This research report presents an analysis of and conclusions drawn from the experiences and perspectives of two educators that work in the early childhood setting. The main objective is to identify key elements and issues in relation to the families, diversity and difference. In particular how an early childhood educator implements, different approaches to honour culture and diversity, and to advocate for social justice in an early childhood settings. As such, it allows an insight into the important role that families and their background plays in the everyday lives of the children and educators within early childhood settings. In today’s ever-changing growing society it is essential for educators to be flexible to the
Early childhood appears to be a learning type of environment place or programs; that tries to develop the whole child with the parents as the first teachers and professionals as children second teacher. Early childhood is where professional promote and prepare children of all walks of life, all different types of back grounds, different special needs and different types of disabilities. From ages zero –two and three - five years old learn through their environment. Early childhood programs set different types of standards that will help children and their families. Early childhood programs offer a family type environment, so children and their families feel welcome and safe. When coming to an early childhood program the Professional staff helps children adjust in the program environment and help children respect different diverse multicultural children that they will come in contact with. Families will also be explain and taught how to respect the different diversity of the multicultural surroundings. All this means is early childhood programs try their best to reach the different needs of each child and their families, so the curriculum tries to meet the needs of the different diverse children with their different learning styles. Early childhood have standards that are offered to children and their families. Some early childhood programs standards are relationships, curriculum, teaching, assessment of children progress, health, teachers, families, community,
Early Childhood Education illustrates the teaching and care of children in other environments outside of the home. Early childhood centers on the development of all children no matter their gender, race, abilities, or ethnic orientation and gives knowledge of early childhood learning process, which entails values, culture, desires of parents for their children, and especially a child’s need for knowledgeable functionality in society.
Early childhood is a time full of curiosity, exploration, creativity, excitement, and rapid development. During these formative years, children develop attitudes about education that remain with them for the rest of their lives (Kostelnik, Soderman, & Whiren, 2011). High quality early childhood education programs and highly effective, passionate teachers or care providers will not only promote young children’s development and academic achievement but will also foster a lifelong passion for learning. ECE programs and educators utilize learning centers to contribute to young children’s acquisition of literacy, numeracy, creative thinking, problem solving, and motor skills as well as a number of other skills and knowledge (Jarrett, 2010).
Early education for children is very crucial as it helps shape up the foundation of their knowledge and behavior development process. Children begin to develop the sense of curiosity from the age of two. And from age 2-8, children go through a very crucial period of mental development, which shapes up their future mindset (Grayson, 2016). Early children education (ECE) has been listed as the number one priority of the National Association of Education. The teachers or educators at nursery and primary level are responsible to for developing young children’s sense of knowledge and education. In this paper, we will assess the roles and skills that are vital for an early childhood educator. Moreover, the paper will also present a
“Early roots of play as a best practice for early learning was documented by Plato, a Greek philosopher, who insisted that play is considered a natural activity of childhood.”(Ingrid Crowther, 2011, Pg. 2) Early Childhood Education is a term that refers to educational programs that are devoted to children from birth to the age of eight. “Children of this age learn by exploring and investigating; therefore, their environment should support and encourage this process.”(Rebecca Isbell and Betty Exelby, 2001, Pg. 11) Early childhood environments should be attractive and exciting. These environments should allow children to work and play using proper resources, materials, and tools.
Importance of Early Childhood Education Early childhood education is for children from the ages three to eight years old. In this field there are four learning goals that early programs have for a young child.
Early Childhood Education and its Impact on Technology Early childhood education is a time where young children develop important learning skills. Young children, aged birth through approximately 8 years (young children, 2004) interact with one another to develop social and even motor skills that they will carry with them later