It is important to know the difference between the sequence and the rate of development, as it helps to identify the child’s abilities and needs during these stages. The sequencing of development assists us to prepare and plan effectively and at the right time in anticipation for the next development stage to be reached. The sequence of development is not to be confused with the rate of development as every child will progress and grow at different speeds. The rate of development however, is when individuals reach certain milestones and at the speed of which they do so, and the rate is also about recognising and identifying and concerns in development and how we can adapt and assist learning and development. The sequence usually remains relatively the same in each child, but the rate at which many milestones are achieved can vary greatly in different children.
1.1 Different reasons why people communicate. When in early years setting, people communicate for a range of purposes, such as, to give/receive information or instructions, to discuss an issue, to express needs/opinions and to develop their own learning. When those, who provide care for children and young people, communicate, their practice becomes better adapted and communication is vital to work together as a team. According to K.Beith et al “as an early years practitioner, the way you communicate with adults will also affect the quality of care provided for the children” and it is important to communicate effectively to ensure that everyone has clear information and can understand your actions. (Beith.K et al,Pg.2, Level 2 certificate for the Children and young people’s workforce, 2010, Heinemann, Harlow) When I work with children I communicate with children and young people to build relationships, verbal or non-verbal communication may be used to help children and young people feel welcome and valued, and to co-ordinate activities.
By ways of tracking and mapping out a child’s development and using milestones to give an idea of a typical child’s development for a particular age, it is easier to identify if a child is struggling in a certain area of development. This is beneficial to the child if they need additional support. i.e. if a child of 4 has not reached a milestone or shows signs of struggling to reach the milestone in speech, language and communication, therefore they will need additional support from care providers and may need speech/language therapy.
Assessment is part of the process of understanding what children know, understand and can do so that future teaching steps can be appropriately planned. Cathy Nutbrown, 2006 Learning theories provide us with a basis for the interpretation of our observations and can help us to find a solution and to help
This is so the practitioner can act on the advice and put it onto the planning. This advice can have more experience in different aspects of the child’s life. This then helps with the care and learning needs of all children as if the child has a disability which affects their learning. The teacher will have to get another professional in that knows what they are doing to help care for the child and help with the child’s learning. This means that the child will be getting a full learning experience and understand the lesson because it is easier for them.
• Importance of including parents/guardians in planning. Planning • Current influences on the planning and provision of learning opportunities. • Importance of planning and providing learning opportunities to meet children’s diverse needs. • Plans of curriculum activities • How planned curriculum can promote learning Role of practitioner • The role of the practitioner in meeting children’s learning needs • Reflective account how a practitioner can support the learning needs of the children. After the practitioner know the information and understands it, there next role is too use it to meet the children’s learning needs.
E7- Collate evidence which describes the role of the practitioner in meeting children’s learning needs. A1- Include a reflective account of the role of the practitioner in supporting the learning needs of children. The role of the practitioner is a variety of things that include being key worker this means that practitioners have a small group of children each that are there key children. it is then their job to observe and assess them and keep them on track with their development looking for any extra support that they need and if so then they need to put practice in place to help the children achieve the development milestones. Practitioners need to praise children and encourage them to succeed in their learning and give them the support they need.
The areas that I have assessed as “good” and therefore need improving are: Enable learners to access resources appropriately – I feel that I need to make more time to be able to show the children how they can get the best from the resources that they have available to them. Whether it be increasing their construction ability with the junk modelling or how they can use the malleable play, I feel
Explain how a learning support practitioner may contribute to the planning, delivery and review of learning activities for the following areas : * literacy skills * numeracy skills * ICT skills * problem solving skills A learning support practitioner will contribute to the planning of an activity by firstly gaining a clear understanding of what the learning objective is and what the teacher wants the child to achieve from the activity. The practitioner will then find out the ability of the pupils they are working with and if they require any extra or specialist help , this then helps the practitioner provide the correct materials and equipment they need for the activity. A learning support practitioner would also contribute to planning as they will identify if pupils they are working with are likely to finish early and so can arrange with the teacher and additional sheets these children may need. An important part of planning would be for the practitioner to be aware of how much time they have to do the activity and can plan the activity to suit. A learning support practitioner will also be required to provide the teacher with feedback of the activity and the child's performance , so the practitioners should arrange with the teacher beforehand how they should be providing the feedback.
NAEYC Codes of Ethics Core Values *Appreciate childhood as a unique and valuable stage of the human life. Appreciating childhood could affect teaching in the classroom because you would know how to teach them better. I think that you would also be able to come up with more developmentally appropriate activities for the children. *Base our work on knowledge of how children develop and learn. By basing knowledge on how children develop and learn, it can help make more developmentally appropriate activities.