From my experiences, with jobs in the field of early childhood education are rewarding because you get great satisfaction, making a difference in the lives of children and families. The demand for children’s education and technology has increased tremendously. Thus causing the requirement for a job in the field of early childhood education to increase and become stricter.
My life learning experience is gain from working in the early childhood sectors of Head Start and working with pre-kindergarteners of the Orleans and Jefferson public-school system. As I reminisce about my decision to work in education, I realized it has been extremely enriching and rewarding. The reward of being an educator is helping families to better their lives through
As children we have many goals and dreams. Eventually, the time comes when we have to make a career decision based on our interests and goals. The choices that we make now will have a lasting effect on our lives. Like most college students I have explored many career options, but I am always lead back to the education field. Teachers have a very difficult job because they have the power to shape and inspire our future nation. Although that can be an intimidating and often scary thought, it also gives me inspiration to move ahead in pursuing my goal of becoming a teacher. I have always had a passion for children. There is nothing like watching a child grow and watching their
I have worked with children for over 10 years in various settings (daycares, nanny, babysitting, son of my own). For the past 5 years, I have solely worked in a preschool program at a daycare; it was there that I knew I wanted to become an elementary/early childhood teacher. Children at these ages are excited to learn and can’t wait to experience new things. It’s a rewarding experience to help a child learn a concept that they were struggling with, or to help them further their knowledge on a subject; many teachers will talk about that “ah moment” children have, and there is no better feeling than helping a child get there. I enjoy getting down on a child’s level and connecting to them. It takes a lot of patience to work with children because every day can be challenging, but to visibly see your hard work is worth every second of it.
Upon first entering college, I struggled deciding at such a young age what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Through babysitting and volunteering with pre-school aged children at my church and through a school program called STARS, it became evident to me I had a love for helping children. It fascinated me to see how they viewed the world around them and how quickly they learned new truths everyday. Nevertheless, I knew I would not get the full enjoyment interacting with children as a schoolteacher because the teacher to student ratio is so large. Classroom demands would make it much more difficult to devot individualized attention to each student, and I did not like that concept. So
I truly enjoy being able to support the children along their learning and discovering adventure with new concepts, ideas and experiences. The children should be introduced to understand about themselves so that they can learn who they are, who they can be and will be. It is a fulfilling feeling to know that as an early childhood educator, I can help to support the children to open their minds. At times, as cooperate in learning
For a long time I didn’t know what I would like to pursue as a career but when I reflected on my life I realized some of my favorite times in life were when I was teaching someone something and when I was learning. In my future career as a high school teacher I will able to do both of those things. Seeing peoples’ eyes light up with interest because they
I always thought I would be a teacher and I would make differences in lives and it would be the greatest experience in the world for me, yet being a teacher wasn’t enough, I had a need to expand my education. I decided that perhaps I needed a new career, however, I felt certain education remained my passion. I began to explore new areas of education and I realized I still want to be a member of a classroom, a school and curriculum. I aspire to guide those leading our classrooms.
I have chosen to go into this field because I want to be one of those early childhood teacher that get children ready for important part of life. Having little cousins to watch growing up as well my own children and see them grow in their early education has shown me that I want to be part of that. I love the thought of being the first person to get the children started with their education by helping them along the way with fun filled classroom activities and games.
Have you considered a career as an Early Childhood Educator? Many people have not felt they are qualified to hold such an important position. Others have heard their calling to work with children early on in their adult lives. Having a career as an Early Childhood Educator can not only be fullfilling, but also rewarding. It is important to understand the criterion that is considered a profession. In our text it states the definition of prefession as, “It is an occupation that serves the public welfare and that requires specialized educational training in some branch of learning or science” (Feeney, S., 2012, p.6).
When I was in this program, I found that working with these young children was very rewarding. It was rewarding to me because I felt like I had a positive influence on them and their education. It made me happy to know that I was going to leave a mark on them and potentially help them flourish into a wonderful, well-rounded adult. Some of the challenges that I faced when working with these young children was communicating with them and their parents. Sometimes, the parents would get upset and wonder why we are
Meanwhile, it would be difficult to not mention the joy I am afforded because of my love for childcare. Whether expressed verbally or by gifts like drawings, I deeply value the sense of appreciation I receive from the children. Ultimately, I seek to provide them with an example to emulate and as a result, I play an significant role in the
Growing up I never found a hobby I truly enjoyed. My two younger siblings were very outgoing but, it was not as easy for me. My parents were more than willing to pay for it but, over time I lost the desire to find a hobby. I was in the 5th grade when I realized school was my passion. The winter of 2007, I lost my grandfather to leukemia. It was then, that I realized how much I wanted to make him proud. The only way I knew how to accomplish such a goal, was through school. From that point on, school became everything to me. Of course people love doing what they are best at and school was all I really had going for me. Numerically, I was by far, never the best in school but, that did not weaken my determination. My freshman year, Towson University introduced their teaching program to high schools around the county. My passion for learning quickly developed to a passion for teaching. In my eyes teaching will be my way of making a difference and giving back to my society.
Being a teacher was always seen as a boring job; it’s very hard to be one, they have to become a master of what they are teaching, and they don’t get payed a lot. The one thing that students don’t realize about teachers is that when they see their students eyes light up from learning something new, it’s one of the best feelings in the world. When teaching my students I could see the indulgence of learning something new in their eyes and I felt that feeling teachers get, the feeling of being independent, and grown-up. Independence truly brings happiness to a
When asking yourself why you chose the career path you have chosen it’s easy to say you did this because you “like it”. However, when it comes to the area of education that cannot be your only reason as to why you chose this pathway and a desire to work with children is not a valid reason either. I am willing to say, that I started on this path for that very reason. I spent my high school years babysitting the neighbor’s kids and spent my summers being a counselor at the local camp and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. This lead me to believe, that because I enjoyed working with children from toddlers to school age, that would be enough to get me through this career. I am delighted to say, that while participating in my education classes and experiencing what it is like to work in a Preschool classroom, my reasoning’s for why I am continue down this route has transformed.