Behavior management is one of the most popular and important topic in the field of early childhood education. Nothing makes parents and teachers more frustrated than an inability to manage a young child’s behavior. In this paper I will describe the purpose of behavior management in early childhood education setting, discuss three strategies teachers may use to determine the function of challenging behaviors and design an individual support plan for each of the challenging behaviors, and summarize the role of the teacher in designing and implementing a classroom behavior plan. Classroom behavior management refers to the discipline system that teachers and schools put in place to teach students to control their behavior. It includes things as simple as how to hand in papers and as complicated as how to handle bullying.
Children increase their visual spatial awareness and develop a deeper understanding about the theme. For instance, the student is having a hard time to recognize the alphabet letters. We let the child do the puzzles so he would be able to know the letters. But NAEYC said, “Make sure puzzles are suited for each child’s age and abilities.” We won’t give 48-piece of puzzles to a one year old child. Toddlers can only enjoy three or four-piece wooden puzzles.
The main aspect of child centered kindergarten is nurturing. Child centered kindergarten is education that involves the entire child by considering all of the child's needs. Concerns for the child's physical, cognitive, and social development are combined with the child’s interest and learning style needs. Instruction is organized based off these factors. The focus is on the process of learning rather than what is learned.
CYP Core 3.2: Promote Child and Young person development 4.1 As a child care practitioner, the care and education that I extend to children, can make a difference to their overall development. In short how working practices are delivered in my setting can affect children development. As a reflective practitioner, I am able to effectively plan and work with children, always remembering that the child comes first and my work practice needs to be child centred. * I need to ensure that there is a proper balance of child-initiated and adult-initiated activities. * I need to ensure that that the balance of activities cover each of the aspects of learning in the curriculum but also building on each of the development areas.
This is known as the cognitive development theory, as children actively construct knowledge as they manipulate and explore their world. Piaget found that elementary classroom educators must plan and develop curriculum that enhances their students’ stage of growth. For example, McClenden (2011) stated that students in the Preoperational Stage should have curriculum centered on concrete physical situations because they are not yet able to conceptualize abstractly. Likewise, teachers need to expose students to a great deal of hands-on-practice and a wide range of experiences in order to build a foundation for learning and language. Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory of education also transmits to an elementary classroom and teaching strategies.
Children with different backgrounds and cultures develop and grow differently and at their own pace. In order for a three-year-old child to be physically, psychologically and emotionally healthy and develop into a holistic person, parents, teachers and caregivers should fulfil the physical and psychological needs of the child. In this essay the importance of physical and psychological needs for a child will be covered and explained in details. Important issues of a child’s well-being and safety issues will be identified and explained. An ideal environment in a school for a three-year-old child’s daily activities will be explained and discussed.
Adrienne Edmonson, Unit 9 Seminar, Option 2 List three (3) types of modification you think you may use as an Early Childhood Care Professional in your future career. Explain how you would use these. 1. Environmental Support: This would be a modification I would make in my classroom setting because I think it will be very useful to help a child that speech impaired communicate with me, and for me to communicate with them. With this modification I will have different labels and photos available for the child so he is able to show me what he needs or wants.
If we are concerned about a child’s development it’s good to ask and share information. Assessment framework The assessment framework is monitored every day at work to make sure we are always meeting each child’s need needs socially, physically and mentally. Standard assessments Health practitioners will come to school and do physical health checks, such as height, weight, and head circumference measurements and test carried out by educational psychologists. Disability can affect several areas of development at the same time but early support might help minimise the effects of disability. Emotional reasons, if a child is not settled and not having good attachments they are more likely to have low confidence and low self-esteem.
By assessing the students and making the learning environment suited to each child's needs, the teacher is reducing the likelihood that the student will be restricted in a future activity. The same can be said for fine motor skills, the educator needs to know the child's skill level before any new activity is introduced. Fine motor skills are the co-ordination of the smaller muscle movements that generally occur with our fingers, in coordination with the eyes. These skills develop through the middle childhood due to repetition of each action. This encourages
Monitoring and assessing a child's early development is crucial as it has been seen that early intervention can make a huge difference to a child's overall outcome. For example a child with hearing difficulties will find it hard to understand language unless the correct support is given early on. In education, there are specific frameworks against which children's development is measured, particularly in details to do with academic progress and performance. Good examples of frameworks are The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile or for children with learning difficulties the P-scales. Observation is watching the children.