The Early Years Of A Child 's Life

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The early years of a child’s life are the most important, their general well-being, their emotional and social development and their physical, intellectual and emotional growth. “First the education of the scenes, then the education of the intellect. The essential thing is for the task to arouse such as an interest that engages the child’s whole personality.” (Montessori, 1967, cited in Madeod-Brudenell and Key. 2008:21) Children develop at different paces, therefore they should be carefully observed by parents or if the child is in an early year’s environment, by the early year’s professional. They will be able to determine if the child is not meeting the milestones of development. What a child learns takes place in the first five to…show more content…
Trying to encourage a child to along and not being afraid of active activities. Great teachers will go against the norms to provide the best for the child they are educating. “Piaget thought playing was not the same as learning but could facilitate learning by exposing the child to new experiences and possibilities for acting in a on the world.” (Wood. 2013:24) Within a setting the most important partnership is with parents and families. Family influences have a much more powerful effect upon children’s attitudes and achievements than either school or neighbourhood factors; even when these are added together. When you are working with parents to develop a home-school relationship, it is essential to be able to work with all families. Families come in all shapes and sizes and there are many varieties of family experience and patterns of family organisation and childcare. “One of the essentials for educational advance is a closer partnership between the two parties (i.e. schools and parents) to every child’s education. (Plowden, 1967:37) Good communication, flexible timing, a more informal approach is important in childcare and these will help all parents and teachers work together better. Parents are a child 's first teachers and know their children best. Practitioners have the knowledge to support children’s learning and development. If the partnership
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