1. The search terms that I used to locate this research study to analyze were “early childhood education benefits”. The database that I used to find this research study was the University of North Florida’s online library database. The reason why I selected this particular study to analyze was that the study was about examining whether or not early childhood education has any positive effects on academic achievement later on. I would like to know if preschool care helps students to have higher academic achievement later on in life.
I am writing to you to express my intent to take up professional studies at Jackson State University. I am aspiring to pursue a Doctor of Education with a specialization in Early Childhood at your esteemed university. I have over four year experience working in the education field. I have
Socio-Emotional Development Definition There are no federal standards for early childhood education programs, leaving each state to create their own and leaving a wide range of variance between programs and states in terms of requirements (Magnuson & Waldfogel, 2005). High quality early childhood education can be defined using the following benchmarks that were set by the National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER) and described by Barnett & Frede (2010). The first four benchmarks are dedicated to teacher qualifications. Pre-kindergarten educators ideally have a bachelor’s degree that specialized in early childhood education as well as 15 hours of in-service training per year. Assistant teachers should have at least a Child Development Associate (CDA) or a CDA Equivalent. The next two benchmarks look at the class sizes and student to teacher ratios. Classrooms should have no more than 20 students and with a student-to-teacher ratio of 10:1. Benchmark number seven calls for learning and development standards that should cover children’s physical, social/emotional, motor, and language development as well as approaches to learning, cognition, and general knowledge. Benchmark eight and nine calls for the overall physical and socio-emotional well being of the children. There should be at least one nutritious meal provided per day; vision, hearing, and health screenings should be provided; and parent communication, involvement, and parent education should be
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.
Chapter two discusses various theorists that helped to mold and shape early childhood education to where it is today. There are several different theorists that contributed to the development of early childhood education. Some of these theorists include Alfred Adler, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, and John Dewey. Each theorist developed a unique theory that has caused early childhood guidance and education to flourish like it has today. Without learning and building on these theories, early childhood guidance and education would never develop or change. The chapter explains how some theories may seem strange to the contemporary families, but these theories are the foundation of how early childhood education got to where it is today. The book goes
Introduction 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
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.
My Personal Philosophy of ECE Every child is unique in their own way. Each child grows at their own developmental level and each child comes from a family that has their own beliefs and values. As an E.C.E I believe it is our responsibility to understand the child and base our curriculum per the child’s needs. As educators, we should set up a high-quality classroom environment where the child can grow, learn, and explore at his or her own developmental level. I will be talking about the goals of teaching and ways to accomplish them. As well as what I feel is the true meanings of pedagogical processes & inclusion. My philosophy will talk about what kind of teaching style I feel is the best.
I wanted to become a teacher because I enjoy serving others, and as a lawyer I have the gift of talking too much. Teaching is so rewarding and gives me a sense that I am making the world a better place one student at a time. I feel proud of my students that always remember me as their teacher, even when they are in college, they pass by the school to see me or if they meet me on the street or any other location, they approach me and show gratitude and that is priceless!
Chapter eight is about promoting communication and language development in early childhood education. Early communication is mostly non-verbal. Communication goes beyond the words we use; it develops with the use of gestures, facial expressions, hand movements and positioning of our body. Some of the first displays of communication by infants include, smiling, fussing and looking at an area, person or object. Later, communication extends to give signals such as pointing, reaching and body movements to indicate a want or need. The primary functions of early communication are behavior regulation, social interaction, and calling joint attention. Students with visual impairment and other disabilities are at risk for developing communication and
During this class, we have discussed many topics from the importance of Early Childhood Education, through all of the developmental stages and into the roots of behavioral issues. I’d have to say out of all the topics, the importance of Early Childhood Education and how children develop and learn from week 2 is what has stuck out the most to me. I have even found myself explaining the importance to friends, with information I have learned from this course.
The program I chose to visit was a child care center at Garrett LLC. For Learning & Growth, located at 1929 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60616. The classroom that I observed was an infant classroom, which children’s age between six weeks to one-year-old. The demographic in this small infant classroom was five children, with a ratio of three white boys to two black girls. There was only one six weeks’ infant baby girl in this classroom with a special need such as a need to drink her mother’s breast milk, which her mother already prepared every day six bottles of breast milk for the classroom.
Validated the Philosophy The content learned in this course helped validate my philosophy on teaching and learning. Reading and discussing chapter two in the textbook called How the Brain Works helped me confirm that educators need to provide their students activities and experiences where they can be active learners because our
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
I have also become more patient and more of a leader because of assisting classes, teaching others is a very important because there is no task where being patient isn 't required. Taekwondo causes growth and