Good communication skills are essential for anyone working in the early childhood industry, because being able to communicate effectively allows adaption of teaching methods in order to individually cater for and maximize the child’s learning and development, as well as effectively informing and involving the parents in the needs of the child. Learning occurs in different ways, some learn through watching, others through listening. There are also those that learn through participation as well as repetition. There are many ways to communicate with children to promote their willingness to learn such as singing songs, drawing pictures, creating art books and making models or objects. Visual aids can be useful for those who are visual learners and oral communication will benefit the others.
It was reported that the academic and cognitive achievements scores excel in measures of high quality preschool children. Vygotsky philosophy encourages early childhood teachers to develop curriculum that enhances a child's development (Mooney, 2000). Over 50 years of research, including several recent self-determining studies, illuminate both the educational and business progress effects of high quality early education and it is implied to address many school readiness challenges (Wat, 2010). Educators and advocates use research as a way to help increase preschool. The teachers direct the activities within their classrooms and often it has an impact on the children learning; Preschools is described as a policy solution and it es... ... middle of paper ... .... Retrieved from http://eyeonearlyeducation.com/2012/05/03/preschool-helps-bridge-school-readiness-gap/ School Readiness Assessment.Beyond the Journal, January 2004 ... (n.d.).
Supporting Literacy and Language for English Language Learners Teachers have a diverse group of learners in a classroom. English Language Learners represent a rapidly growing number in preschool age children. The preschool teacher needs to nurture and provide culturally and linguistically support for them to succeed in literacy and language. It has been proven educators support English Language Learners to gain literacy and language knowledge by encouraging children’s home language, social interaction, guided dialogue, and direct instruction. These foundations and resources serve for making the connection with English literacy text, language, and develop academic strengths.
Daycare’s focus mainly on child’s development through social interaction with children and caregivers. Then there are head start programs that are geared to give children a foot in the right direction in order to be ready for preschool or kindergarten. The right kind of childcare can be a wonderful opportunity to promote the profound learning children experience from birth through age five (Selecting child care, 2002). When selecting childcare for your child the foundation of early learning has offered some tips that they believe will be helpful in the process. The foundation says that parents have always known that good early experience was important for their child.
A child is considered an infant from the age of 2 to 12 months. From 12 months to 36 months this is considered the toddler years where the cognitive, emotional, and social development is great. The social emotional development occurs during early childhood where children experience different moods as well as expanding their social world by learning more about their emotions and other people. The social emotional development is a child's way of understanding the feelings of others, controlling their own feelings and behaviors and getting along with peers. The key to a successful emotional and social development are positive relationship with trusting and caring adults.
These activities can enhance children's’ lives, increase their development and supply them with the tools they need for the future. Children who participate in preschool get to connect with peers and discover the art of socializing. When it is time to go to kindergarten, children who have attended preschool are inclined to be more mentally prepared because they are already acquainted to a certain level of structure. Quality preschool programs can enhance children's’ lives, build social skills and enhance their development. When children are able to socialize they build many necessary tools they will use through out the rest of their lives.
Effective communication creates a learning environment where students can learn according to their individual needs in a safe and accommodating environment. Think about your early childhood education (or your child’s early education), was it flexible to suit individual learning experiences or were children required to conform to the teacher’s methods of teaching? If you answered the latter, do you think the former would improve the quality of education? Pedagogues’ in all divisions of education should possess proficiency in different levels of communication, whether they are teaching primary or secondary students or university alumni, to be able to address a combination of the various age groups (colleagues, students, parents or superiors). Educators will face difficulties in providing a satisfactory level of education without the necessary skills to communicate effectively to these groups of people.
There is evidence that career decision making has its roots in early childhood and continues throughout the lifetime (Magnuson & Starr, 2000; Trice, 1991; Trice & McClellan, 1994). The results of this study indicate that by fifth grade, and sometimes as early as first grade, children are able to rationally examine how realistic their career aspirations are, as shown by Auger et al.,(2005). As a result more researchers are focusing on the beginnings of career exploration among elementary-aged children (Auger, Blackhurst, & Wahl, 2005, Trice, Hughes, Odom, Woods, & McClellan, 1995; Trice & King, 1991; Walls, 2000; Wright et al., 1995). In one such study, it was discovered that half of a group of children aged 9 and 10 believed they had already made decisions that would impact their future careers (Seligman, Weinstock & Heflin, 1991). Many young children may aspire to careers that are unrealistic, a phenomenon that is particularly troublesome among young children from families who may not have the skills or knowledge to help guide and support their children to more realistic careers.
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