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’s family is their first social group and they begin to learn how to get their needs met by communicating. Children learn how to behave and develop their beliefs based on their social exposure. Their brain development begins in infancy crated by the amount of external stimulus they have around them. The sociocultural theories are based on growth, physical, social, psychological, cultural, emotion, spiritual and cognitive development in becoming self-sufficient and independent beings (Lavery & Reet, 2001). The stages of the social theories are based on the child’s age, their environment, and how they interact with their caregiver.
Iruka, Iheoma U. Durden, Tonia Kennel, Portia (2015). Changing Faces: Parenting, Culture, and Child Learning and Development: Zero to Three, 35 (4). 10-18. “Parents are central to children’s health, development, and memorizing. This is often the case in early childhood where the types of interactions that parents have with their children, the cognitive stimulation they provide, and the home environments they create, lay the foundation for future life and academic success.” In this professional peer reviewed article, the authors are amplifying the important role which parents play when nurturing their children starting from conception.
When children are able to socialize they build many necessary tools they will use through out the rest of their lives. Preschool helps prepare children for future years in school. Preschool aged children grow and develop at a very fast rate. The preschool years is a critical stage in emotional development for children. During this time children begin to understand the body, mind and feelings are their own.
The first is in the area of Parent Knowledge and Skills. Here we have the opportunity to not only acquire more information in regards to the child, but also give information to the child’s parents on ways in which they can assist their son/daughter with their education. According to George S. Morrison, we the educators are to “Assist families with parenting and child-rearing skills, understanding child and adolescent development, and setting home conditions that support children as students at each age and grade level.” (MORRISON, 2009, p. 491) Through a partnership with the child’s parents, we the educators are assisted in understanding the families in which the children come from. This arms us with knowledge that allows us to adjust our teaching skills suitably to the children’s different learning styles as well as helps the parents to know where their child is at within... ... middle of paper ... ...e the community comes together to care for and assist children. There are many ways in which teachers, school boards and the community can come together to assure that children as well as their parents are meet with love, caring, support and guidance.
With this being said, my big task as an educator is focused on using the standards as a guide for shaping my students education and future success. I truly believe that the experiences children have prior to Kindergarten can help determine how successful they will be in a formal education setting. In the Findlay City School district, children who are five years old by August 1st are eligible to enter Kindergarten. However, it is a very wise choice for parents to send their children to Preschool first to help build a better foundation for learning. In Preschool my students participate in various activities to develop skills in literacy, math, science, social studies, fine and gross motor, character building, safety, social and emotional play, and self-help.
(2004). Social Context in the Development of Adolescent Religiosity. Applied Developmental Science,8(1), 27-38. Willits, Fern K., and Donald M. Crider. "Church Attendance And Traditional Religious Beliefs In Adolescence And Young Adulthood: A Panel Study.
Samuelsson, I.P., Sheridan, S. and Williams, P. (2006). Five preschool curricula —comparative perspective. International Journal of Early Childhood, 38(1), pp.11–30. Soler, J. and Miller, L. (2003). The Struggle for Early Childhood Curricula: A comparison of the English Foundation Stage Curriculum, Te Wha¨riki and Reggio Emilia.
Promoting young children’s social-emotional development is essential for three interconnected reasons: Positive social-emotional development provides a base for life-long learning; Social skills and emotional self-regulation are integrally related to later academic success in school, Prevention of future social and behavioral difficulties is more effective than later remediation (U.S Department of Health and Human Services). Research on early childhood has highlighted the strength of the first five years of a child’s life on thier social-emotional development. Neg... ... middle of paper ... ...al and Emotional Development : http://www.babycenter.com/baby-social-emotional-development Berk, L. (2007). Infants and Children: Prenatal Through Middle Childhood. Pearson/Allyn and Bacon.
Early childhood education is crucial to establish an education foundation throughout a young child’s life. These programs are usually for kids ranging from birth to about the age of five. Haider (2013) states that early childhood education is an “important aspect of a child’s education with respect to their developmental progress”(p139). Haider is right about this type of education being an important aspect to their development because if children do not attend these programs then they more likely to not have certain skills and abilities that get them ready for school. It gets the children ready for elementary school and teaches them