As I reflect on the challenges that arised with in the last year has been eye opening. I am currently consplating on stepping out of my leadership role to focus on improving my education. My increasing leadership capictiy has made it challenging to accomplish my education goal. In my life I had a lot of challenges that I was able to overcome and secceed in. When I look at if I have challenges with in the program and there is none other then myself. I am giving my all to the program but putting my personal goals aside. I am going to take the insative and make a desison that best fits me for once. This course has allowed me to get a understanding of the time and commentment it would take to begin working on my AA in early childhood education.
Education has been an important part of my life since a very young age. Growing up I have always strived to do my best in school. In my sophomore year of high school I realized how important education was to me and decided that I wanted to be a teacher. From Elementary School to College I have always been close with my teachers and professors. I still visit and talk too many of them today, this made me realize that I wanted to be that teacher for my future students.
Early childhood is a time of curiosity, a time for play, and a time of rapid development. Every child is unique and deserving of an early childhood education that facilitates academic, social, and developmental growth through a variety of enjoyable experiences. Differentiated instruction adapts content, products and processes to meet the diverse learning needs and preferences of students (Thousand, Villa, & Nevin, 2007). Friedrich Froebel, the creator of Kindergarten, believed that children grow and learn as they play (Bruno, 2009). Play-based instruction not only enables young learners to have fun, but it also encourages interactive and cooperative learning, passion for discovery, and a foundation for later learning experiences
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.
I am a student at Florida Atlantic University studying early childhood education. I am enrolled in EEC 3214 class this semester; the class is called designing and implementing a blending curriculum: birth to age eight. I am required to complete a field experience assignment at a preschool. I will observe young children ranging from three to five years old. I assure you that I will keep all information confidential. In addition, I reassure you that I will not share the information collected outside of my course and that no identifying information will be shared. I will respect and follow all the school’s policies and procedures in a professional manner.
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
Before deciding to pursue my Associates Degree in Business Administration I too was trying to receive my degree in Early Childhood Education and Development. I have a 2 year old daughter so I realized my passion for being a mother and I had decided I wanted to teach preschool. My reason for deciding to change my associate degree was for more opportunities for advancement and income. I find it incredible that you are a nanny, it probably takes tons of patience and also extremely fun.
As a first generation college student in my family, it has been an enriching experience attending Wake Technical Community College. I have learned a lot about myself, and why I love pursuing my education. I have experienced diversity, and a passion for lifelong learning. I am very proud to say that I will be graduating with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood, and I am very excited for the next chapter in my life. I hope that next chapter will be attending Meredith College to pursue a bachelor's in Child Development, so that I can change the lives of many children. It is my career goal to help children pursue their dreams of a higher education, and Meredith can provide a learning environment to contribute to that dream. Since I’m the first
Objective: I would like to pursue to be an Instructional Assistant for Head Start Level IV. I am aware this is a diverse setting that will allow me to understand children's needs. I pride myself in achieving goals set and determined to develop my organizational skills further by planning and having leadership roles.
Some people think that I am weird. However, it has nothing to do with my personality. It seems that being a true native of Raleigh is something of an oddity these days. I was born in the old Rex Hospital, spent twelve years as a student in WCPSS, and I am a proud graduate of Broughton High School. While I have spent a few years away from Wake County, my history here makes being a part of this school system very special to me. My experiences here have caused me to want to be a teacher for as long as I can remember. When I was six, I actually decorated the bulletin board in my bedroom to look like a calendar board that you would see in an elementary school. I would even go into help out my teachers on workdays, and I spent two years in the teacher cadet class in high school.
Throughout my course work I have learned how essential Early Childhood Education is to the proper growth and development of young children. Without quality care young children can be limited socially, emotionally, and cognitively. Personally, my reasons for choosing ECE as my field of study has matured into responding to the need to provide quality professionals that produce quality care to every child regardless of ethnicity, ability, culture, or gender. However, looking back on my prior experiences I have worked with children in all capacities within my community. I have coached soccer of various ages, taught Sunday School, ran preteen Bible studies, and taught character building classes for young girls. Even though these experiences motivated me to enter this field, I now see child development from a totally different perspective.
I want to become someone who teaches, an educator, a role model, a teacher. I want to help children in their early childhood education. I want to become a teacher because teachers play a very big role in children’s lives. Not only do they serve as educators, but for many kids, the classroom is where they feel the safest. They feel welcomed and at home. For these certain kids it is their one place of stability where they are always guaranteed to be loved and get fed and to have fun. I enjoy watching kids grow and helping them develop their learning skills. Every kid needs a good education and I want to be the one giving them that good education. I want to make a difference in their lives and prepare them for the road ahead.
The education of the young mind is an important step in preparing the child for future learning experiences. The evolution of early childhood education has changed how adults and parents view the importance of offering stimulating and exciting opportunities to the very young. Early childhood Education offers the young child learning experiences that benefit them throughout their educational career. They soon embark on a whole new world of learning. These children are not only experiencing standard brain growth, but verbal and physical skills as well. Early childhood education teachers use a variation of techniques for instructing. They use lesson plans, worksheets, and even teacher resources for these young minds.
During my junior of high school, I took my second year of Early Childhood Development where I was able to explore my creative self. Almost every month, it was our duty in the class to create themed bulletins and projects for preschool aged kids. My teacher saw me the as her prodigal child and decided to put me in charge of a party which took place in the class. She would me how all creations were unique, different, and original and how modest would act around my classmates. Days before the party I delegated to and lead my classmates to a successful event that was later posted onto that year’s yearbook and ever since that day, I was always called to help set up events. Whether it was JROTC drill meets, football banquets, or hosting a birthday party I always made it a priority to do my best on at any opportunity to help. My long term goals are to become an event planner and create a vision to beyond what meets the eye of any person. I believe that a NYU professional diploma in meeting and convention management would allow me to achieve the goals set by me. The qualities of this program would not only allow me to learn a lot during my undergraduate year but I’ll be able to go into my work field prepared to succeed.
Early childhood education is one of the most important policy topics out there. Research has proven that the early years in childhood is a critical period for opportunity to develop a child’s full potential; as well as form academic, social, and cognitive skills that determine not only success in school but also their entire life (The White House). The right to a free, public education is guaranteed to all children in the United States. Early education is voluntary, and therefore some children are not given the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Field experience is a big part of majoring or minoring in Individuals with Exceptionalities. For my Early Intervention class, we had to observe Early Intervention programs. For my other class, we had to observe a place of our choosing and I was told I could use that program for my 9 hours as well. The first program was Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit to observe the Work Foundations Program. The second program I observed was Danville Head Start.