Teaching Early Childhood And Loving Kids Essay

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Maddy Strickland Case Study Pseudonym: Curly ECE 232 I. Introduction I am a sophomore attending Fontbonne University. Studying Early Childhood and loving kids every day. In the beginning of September, I started a 30-hour practicum. I chose the school closest to me, and also my former place of employment, Clayton Early Childhood Center. After talking to my previous teacher, she recommended me to the Dragonfly room; this classroom is filled with entirely 2 year olds. After observing for a day, I picked the child that I thought I would get the most out of. His smile, bright eyes, curly hair, and young vibrant personality drew me straight to him. He seemed nonsocial with other children and very emotional on day one though. After getting parent approval, I named my little subject Curly. He is an only child and turned 2 years old (24 months) on the first day of my observations actually; which was on September 1st. I ended my observation midway through November, the 10th to be exact. Luckily, I had the opportunity to watch him for a little over 2 months. He was 26 months and a little over a week old. The growth just in two months’ time, blows my actual mind. He changed drastically in such a short amount of time. Throughout this paper I will dive into his development in all aspects. As Berk stated, “interdisciplinary study of human constancy and change more orderly and convenient, development is divided into three categories” (Berk,2016, p.5). These 3 categories will be
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