The Sure Start programme is intended to deliver the best start in life for every child by bringing together early education, childcare, health and family support. The funding is for 2 years before the child reaches school age. Early year’s foundation sets out one standard framework for learning development and care for all children. There are six areas covered by the early years learning goals and education programme: personal, social and emotional development; communication, language and literacy; problem solving, reasoning and numeracy; knowledge and understanding of the world; physical development and lastly creative development. This is provided through schools and nursery programmes.
Most infant schools follow the national curriculum as they do English, Mathematics, Science, Art and design, Technology, Geography, History, this is encouraging the child to learn and develop new learning skills. They also do PE which is getting the children more active and involved with exercise and keeping them fit and healthy. An infant school is usually funded by the government, they fund it because by law it has to be there as the children are learning and developing. A non-statutory provision is a private day nursery they start from 0-5 years, private day nurseries can take babies from as young as 6 weeks old. Private Day nurseries work 12 hours a day from 7 am till 7 pm.
Summarize entitlement and provision for early year’s education. In 2006, it became entitlement that every 3 to 5 years old child will receive free education for up to 15 hours in a week of 38 months of year. Its government and the fund authorities’ responsibility to make sure about this early year education. Parents do not need to pay for this but if they (parents) want more hours for their children then they have to pay extra charges for that. Early year provision means to work with very young children, support and teach young children by playing with them instead of force them formally because young children cannot understand to teach them by formal education.
Diversity: Challenges and Opportunities at Country Oaks Elementary School Western Governors University A. Introduction of Country Oaks Elementary School Country Oaks Elementary School (COES) is a school of unique environment. It is located in rural southwest Florida. The faculty maintains a safe and parent-friendly environment for all students within in the school. The educators strive to follow a state-based curriculum, committing themselves to a whole child approach in support of each child reaching his or her highest potential.
I will always keep the parents involved and welcome them into the room to watch how their children learn. When the school year ends, your child will know how o spell their name and have new learning skills. Mission statement: I am here to work with your children and find a good learning path for each of the students. I will develop different learning styles and find what works best each student. I will listen to what suggestions parents can make to help improve the classroom and make it a better learning environment.
1.2 I feel personally working within a charity committee run pre - school their is a lack of budget to be able to get help to pay for courses or training opportunities. sometimes lack of resources i.e information available on opportunities and courses which we could be offered. Being short staffed can also put training opportunities on hold , having an increased number of younger children also makes our ratios tighter. Lack of supervisions and appraisals can lead to not knowing what staff want or areas they want to develop in. From experience my barriers have been my own confidence in my own role i feel this is lack of training/support within a new position.
As for intellectual development in working class children, working-class homes lack books, educational toys and activities that stimulate educational development. This could be due to the fact that the parents cannot afford it, they don’t have any free time to sit down and help their children with their educational needs or because the parent didn’t receive good grades when they went to school so therefore they are not fussed about their child’s education. This means that these children start school at a disadvantage. Middle-class children would have already been brought up with educational toys and activities and their parents would have probably read to them from a young age. This shows that working-class parents cannot afford to buy expensive toys and books to help their children throughout school as well as the fact that working-class parents can lack confidence if they have had a poor education themselves.
Effective communication is fundamental in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults alike. In the role of Classroom Assistant it is vital to develop good, appropriate relationships with pupils, colleagues, parents and any other professional third party agencies involved in a child’s care and education. To provide a conducive learning environment, adults in the classroom must work together by communicating clearly and professionally with each other, both verbally and non-verbally. This will avoid confusion and inconsistency during lessons. For example I find it essential to discuss the day’s lesson plan and targets with my class teacher.
2.2 Explain and demonstrate key relationship building strategies and/or skills involved in working with parents in partnership - Good first impression: This is important to build a good relationship and ensure you both know what is expected of each other when working in partnership - Setting by time: Ensure we always have the time to discuss any needs or concerns with parents when the need it - Value their opinions: make sure the parents know that we value their opinions; have feedback sheets for parents to fill in or listen to the parents when they bring us concerns. - Parents are experts: experts on their own children, make sure they know this and that we
Travellers believe that the men should go out and bring in the food whilst the woman stay home cook, clean and look after the children which means they can’t work. A traveller working woman is unheard of however, if the woman was to get a job it would help the finances but it would be seen that the man was a “failure.” This would of been a way for the family to improve their style of life but because of their background it is very unlikely to