The Reggio early childhood program is an emergent curriculum based on the emerging interests of the child and keeps evolving with the developing curiosity of the child. The ideas for the curriculum emerge naturally from the questions raised by the child in an environment created to generate spontaneous curiosity and exploratory avenues for the child. Adult child interactions that lead to teachable moments are utilized to optimize the curriculum and draw value... ... middle of paper ... ...f the individual child by the teacher leading to the wholesome growth of the child. The result is an atmosphere that is developmentally appropriate for adults and children alike. Bibliography Garret, R. (2013, July 15).
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The purpose of this assignment is to critically examine and discuss about the document of National Quality Standard (NQS). This assignment will provide an insight into various theoretical perspectives and demonstrate an understanding of the importance of teacher’s presence as an integral component of the learning environment in facilitating and scaffolding children’s learning. This essay will examine the National Quality Standard and discuss about how physical environment, staffing arrangements, and building positive relationships with children can directly impact on children’s learning and development in the early childhood settings. The National Quality Standard establishes a national benchmark for the quality of education and care services. It provides great opportunities for families to have a better understanding of the quality service.
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.
Throughout the history of early childhood education educators have used various theorists’ theories to develop children’s learning and development. One of the most significant theories is the socio-cultural theory by Vygotsky. His theory consists of how private speech is used by children and the importance of the zone of proximal development. Vygotsky’s theory is well used in the education environment today and educators use it to be able to provide activities that aren’t too difficult for the children to engage in. Therefore Vygotsky’s theory has enabled educators to have a better understanding of how children learn and develop.
Some fine motor skill movements are writing, pointing, grasping, holding, and reaching. Fine motor skills are little movements and gradually develop as the infant grows. As infants grow in size their motor skills improve through body movements. Through fine and gross motor skills infants learn to master movements, such as sitting, crawling, standing, and walking. These sensory and motor skills follow a genetic timetable, which is influenced... ... middle of paper ... ...ng, will help your children develop their gross and fine motor skills as they should.
Culture evolves with time but remains as an inseparable part of our identity. It is important for early childhood educators to be aware of the implicit aspects of culture which helps in providing better support and guidance to children and families (Ramsey, 2004; Ritchie, 1960; Terreni & McCallum,2003). Cultures can be different in regards to their beliefs and values. In low- context cultures individualism and independence are promoted. Children are encouraged to make their own decisions and communicate their thoughts effectively.