Building trust with parents or carers will result in them knowing that the nursery is a very good place for their child as it offers a great amount of help and support, which is especially important for new parents or carers. Other professionals It is also important to partner with other professionals as they will offer the support and services, where needed, to improve the overall development of the child. For example, a speech and language therapist may assist a child with communication difficulties. Another example would be a play therapist to diagnose, prevent or resolve a child with psychosocial challenges. Multi-disciplinary teams It is very important that everyone in a multi disciplinary team work in partnership.
Considering the work of key pioneers and current experts with links to child development theory. There are many theories about how children learn and develop. This area of study is called developmental psychology which covers subjects such as cognitive, language and emotional development. The research methods are based heavily on the on going assessments carried out by observing children over a period of time. Assessment is part of the process of understanding what children know, understand and can do so that future teaching steps can be appropriately planned.
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.
Cognitive development requires an individual to analyze their experiences and properly form concepts. There is a conscious effort and motivation in this theory. Freud describes unconscious urges in his psychoanalytic theory and claims there is a constant battle or obsession with unconscious impulses and sexual impulses. Observable behavior is emphasized in Albert Bandura’s social learning theory. Bandura believed that humans are able to learn through modeling.
Standard 1:Understand the principles and values essential for fostering children and young people 1.Principles and Values 1a) What principles and values do you think are important in caring for children? Principles • The welfare of the child is paramount. • Foster carers contribute to children’s care, learning, development and safeguarding. This is reflected in every aspect of practice and service provision. • Foster carers support parents and families who are partners in the care, learning, development and safeguarding of their children, recognising they are the child or young person’s first, and in most situations, their most enduring carers and educators.
The major areas of development include biological, cognitive and social and emotional development. Both of these psychologists were concerned with the study of understanding the area of cognitive development specifically in children and were considered to be constructivists. Constructivism is the theory in which “learners actively construct their own knowledge based upon the things they know now and have known in the past” (TFL resources, 2006). This essay will seek to compare and contrast the theories of psychologists Piaget and Vygotsky and will critically look at their theories to judge which aspects are appropriate for the long term. Jean Piaget focused his research on studying children and observing their thought processes.
Cu2935 Support Children’s Care, Learning and Development in Early years 1. Understand the import of early year’s curriculum models on the application of theoretical perspectives of children’s care, learning and development. 1.1 Outline early year’s curriculum models supporting children’s care, learning and development. Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age 5 have a major impact on their future life.
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.
Now I know that understanding the stages of child development helps parents and teachers know what to expect and how to support the child during growth and development. I am inspired by so many different programs offered to support children and their families by accessing them to quality health care, good nutrition, and education. Also the availability of programs to protect children and their families from harm, abuse and discrimination and to help them reach their full potential. It is especially comforting to know that educators are stepping up to the plate to ensure that this
When we take care of children, we are also helping the human species find the truth and understand the world. (Gopnik et al. 1999: 211) This chapter begins by looking at what elements need to be in place to ensure that children develop to their full potential and have opportunities to explore and extend all their capacities and capabilities. It will further explore the generalized impact on children’s development of social breakdown because of war and conflict – looking in detail at the developmental processes of early childhood, and noting what happens when that progress is interrupted. The major theories of play will be outlined, with the emphasis here on play not only as a necessary feature of childhood and essential component of development, but also as a means to regain ‘lost childhoods’.