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.
The strands are: • To learn about themselves - Self Concept Development • To learn about their feelings - Emotional Development • To learn about other people - Social Development • To learn to communicate - Language Development • To learn to move and do - Physical Development • To learn to think - Cognitive Development The quality of early experiences is shaped by the individuals with whom infants and toddlers spend their time and by the environments where they spend their time. As early childhood professionals, we know what children need in order to be successful in both school and in life. This document designed for program trainers, directors and parent educators to use as they work with caregivers and parents to insure quality care for infants and toddlers. Infants and toddlers are cared for in a variety of settings. These settings include the child’s own home, child care centers and family child care.
FMSC 332: Children in Families Section 0301 s: h to adolescence. You will learn about the basic principles of child development and explore how the social world in which children and adolescents interact (e.g., parents, family, school, community, government, media, and cultural) influence learning, growth, and development. You will learn to apply these course concepts to practical and contemporary issues affecting children and families today. Course Learning Objectives: Upon completing this course, the student will be able to: 1. Identify context and theoretical frameworks to understand the developing child.
• 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.
Assisting in implementing a constant daily routine for children is important. The routine does provide structure and guidance for the children during the day. I put a chart in my classroom where I wrote the daily routine accompanied with pictures for children to understand what will come
These goals are important as they form the building blocks for children’s later education and they make available the basis for planning and learning throughout the EYFS. The aim is that each child can meet the goals by the end of their reception year. However, some children would have exceeded the goals whilst others may still be working towards the goals by the end of the EYFS. The seven arears of learning and development mentioned above are: Communication and language- This is about the child listening and attention, understanding, and speaking. Physical development- How children gain control of their bodies, use equipment’s successfully and how they learn to use equipment.
What is happening in the child’s environment. It also includes whether the child has any additional needs or which children/people are around the child as the child may act differently around different groups of friends and different members of staff. To assess young children in a setting you follow the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) the EYFS give guidelines as to what a child should achieve at what age or stage. To find out what stage a child is achieving members of staff, especially the key person, perform observations and record these. These observations should cover all areas which are Physical development, Communication and language, Literacy, Personal, social and education, Maths, Art and design and Understanding the world.
E1 One of the practitioner’s roles in meeting children’s learning needs could be to understand and work with other practitioners and staff. This can help to provide different learning opportunities to individual children because each child is unique as practitioners should take into consideration all diverse learning needs, for example there are many activities that could be changed to suit individual children. The practitioners’ role would therefore be to plan and resource an environment that is challenging and helps children learn in many different areas of their learning. The role of the practitioner in supporting the learning needs of children is they have to complete regular assessments on their development and learning to identify their progress and plan their next steps to help the children achieve further. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), (2012) states that the role of the practitioner is crucial in observing and reflecting on children’s spontaneous play, building on this by planning and providing a challenging environment which supports specific areas of children’s learning and extends and develops children’s language and communication in their play.
The teacher must ensure they are reaching all of these different types of learning styles. Everything should revolve around the child and its individual needs. This is also known as the ‘holistic approach’. In the early years setting this approach to teaching focuses on the child’s needs and interests and uses it and teaches them what they are required to learn and helps the child to discover their full
We can identify the children’s requirements, interests, current development and learning. Planning: We plan for the next steps in children’s development and learning. Much of this needs to be done on the basis of what we have found out from our own observations and assessments as well as information from parents. Narrative A method of recording child observations; which is a written description of children's actions as they are happening. The observer will record everything seen and are written in the present tense without the use of jargon.