Self Awareness and Interpersonal Skills

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The following assignment is highlighting the importance of self-awareness and interpersonal skills within the early child care setting. The rights of the child within the ECCE. How to communicate effectively with children their families and other colleagues and how this benefits all involved. How being part of a team within the ECCE benefits and what regulations are put in place to ensure quality of education and the quality of the child care setting and facilities. Self-Awareness is the understanding of your own personality, behaviours, habits, emotional reactions, motivations and thought processes. Having this self-knowledge helps you to highlight your strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes feelings about certain topics and wants…show more content…
The general right of a child is the UN convention on the rights of the child 1989. The articles of convention can be broken down into four broad areas them being survival rights which covers a child’s right to life and basic needs such as nutrition, shelter, access to medical services and an adequate living standard . Developmental rights include the right to education, play, leisure, access to information, freedom of thought, conscience and religion. Childcare practitioners have a duty and responsibility to ensure developmentally appropriate routines and activities for each and every child which does not discriminate against the child on any grounds. Protection rights require that children be safeguarded against all forms of abuse, neglect and exploitation. Issues covered are care and rehabilitataion for children who have been abused and/or exploited including special care for refugee children, safeguards for children in the criminal justice system and protection for children in employment. Participation rights emphasises child’s freedom to say and express opinions in matters affecting their lives. Adults have a responsibility to allow children to control choices in their lives and acknowledge and act on the feelings and opinions expressed. This information about the UN convention on the rights of the child 1989 was cited from Donohoe & Gaynor (2007). Effective communication with children is important to get a child to trust you and want to communicate with you.
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