How Becoming An Early Childhood Educator Can Reconstruct The Life Of A Child

1824 Words Dec 8th, 2016 8 Pages
Former guide writer for “Studying Early Years: A guide To Work-Based Learning” Anne Rawlings once remarked, “I am able to make a significant impact on the lives of children and families that use this setting” (127-128). Rawlings quote can be true for those who desire and want to improve lives, but how does one transform the life of another individual? Does it begin by becoming a firefighter, a police officer, or a doctor? These are excellent advances in improving lives because they all deal with helping individuals in any way. This writer will discuss about how becoming an Early Childhood Educator can reconstruct the life of a child (Rawlings 127).
Early Childhood Education is a profession that works with children from birth up to eight years of age (Garvis and Pendergast 104). The theory of knowledge in early childhood is that children learn through movement. When children engage through play they develop a sense of individuality that helps them discover who they are, build relations, and understand their cultural background. In early childhood, the focus is on the primary components that encourage a child’s learning ability: social, physical, intellectual, language, and creativity (Wynne 14-21). Early childhood requires some form of knowledge, whether it is a high school diploma or bachelors. Some states expect a teacher to hold a license, certification, registration, and/or a degree. Along with obtaining an academic education a teacher needs skills when engaging with…
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