the characteristics of an ideal early childhood classroom is to set goals and meet the developmental needs of each child by promoting quality care according to NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood Education. One more characteristic is to stimulate children with choices of materials, learning and welcoming environment, engagement activities, good relationship with peers and teachers, and enhance children’s learning and development. I have many reasons I want to become an early childhood teacher.one of them, is that I think that the early childhood education is fundamental to build up the base for children’s future formation. It is the foundation for the new generations and their future. From my experience I recognize that teaching children is unique and therefore it is necessary that as teachers we should be flexible and provide opportunities for them to expand their skills, and interests, about themselves and their future.
The caregiver/parent interaction is necessary for the children to keep alive the desire for communication and learning. I would like to express to others that we should keep in mind at all times that children are unique individuals that deserve care and respect. The caregiver should be a role model from day one, so the child will learn to copy her, and later on impart the same behavior to others. She should interact with the children to develop a relationship that will help the child to express feelings and emotions in a nice way. Also, I would like to express the importance of teamwork.
My educational philosophy about students comes from the perspective that each child is unique and childhood is a valuable stage of development. I believe that all children can learn and it is my job to help them to grow to their fullest potential. I believe that when working with children it is important to have full knowledge of child growth and development. I also believe that children are understood and supported in their development within the context of family, culture and society. NAEYC standards 7.A states that teachers “Know and understand the program families.” For this reason I believe in getting to know each child and their family.
I also hope to accomplish new fun ways of teaching my students self-discipline and self-esteem. Teaching children at such a young age is crucial. I believe that early education teachers help to pave a student’s road through school and life.
For my curriculum, I will focus on specific goals that the parents or guardians have for their child. The main purpose of early childhood education is for children to gain socialization and become familiar with educational structure. Barnett (2011) suggests “Early educational intervention can have substantive short- and long-term effects on cognition, social-emotional development, school progress, antisocial behavior, and even crime” (p. 6). Children who enter Preschools, Daycares and Head Start will have benefits which will increase children’s language and literacy and comprehension skills. LA Mona’s Curriculum will prepare children for formal education.
Children have a spirit for life. We need to encourage this spirit to keep growing. Teaching is a very complicated, challenging, yet rewarding career. Hopefully, by the time I begin to teach I will be able to apply all the teaching strategies and techniques that I favored for my philosophy of education. I define myself as a person who always strives to be the best educator I can be.
Teacher responses play a critical part in this environment by asking questions to stimulate thinking, and children become adept at generating their own questions and seeking answers. Peers also learn to make enabling responses in a literate community. Children need and deserve these responses; as well as, they need to hear the ideas o... ... middle of paper ... ...ncourages children to be able to use their learning skills of various disciplines and put to use these skills acquired. Also, it helps children in solving and resolving age appropriate challenges. In doing this, one hopes to instill confidence and foster the child?s ability to see how all aspects of education build up the learner equipping him/her with the necessary knowledge to more forth in education as well as life.
Generally an incorporation of the practices of teaching respect and caring, and providing a stable and stimulating classroom environment in the school will promote students’ learning. An effective teacher employs these practices jointly, is well-informed of the curriculum content, and is committed to their students learning. The role of teachers is a very fundamental and powerful position because we have a lasting impact on our students. Therefore, it is most imperative to always make judgments grounded upon what is best for my students.
Regardless of how the curriculum is organized, administrators must assure there is a balance of content areas addressed in the curriculum so that children develop a broad foundation of skills and knowledge that will prepare them for success in kindergarten and beyond (Gadzikowski 2013). Everyone has a role to play and giving children the opportunity to learn is the main reason why the education field has set standards and guides to help plan a high-quality program and effective curriculum. Make decisions based on the learning and developmental needs of children, focus on their cognitive, affective and physical domains, use classroom management techniques and daily schedules to enhance their experience and pay attention to your programs philosophies,
Through these on-going programs, teachers can ensure that they always have the fresh and latest skills and knowledge in teaching and learning process to use in their classrooms. Talking about the importance of PD programs Tunisen (2016) stated that “PD programs are believed to be a big boosts in teaching careers, and investing in a teachers’ professional development program is the best bet for a school when they looked for the development of the teachers and the school itself”