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.
• 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.
Cognitive development is tied into physical and social interactions in the preschool years as children are constructing view of the world and actions in the preschool years as children are constructing a view of the world and discovering concepts. Play also enables children to sort through conflicts and deal with anxieties, fears, and disturbing feelings in an active, powerful way. Adults contribute to the development of children’s sense of initiative in several ways. Adutls are responsible for setting up the environments for children’s play and making sure it is safe for everybody in it. There has been a movement for many years to include children with disabilities with their peers in schools, preschools, and child care center.
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’.
Summarise the entitlement and provision for early years education. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the statutory framework that sets the standards that all Early Years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children are ready for school and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes. There are assessments when a child is aged between 2 and 3 years and at the end of the academic year when they turn 5.
Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up. The EYFS Statutory Framework sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life. The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework is mandatory for all early years providers (from 1 September 2012): maintained schools, non-maintained schools, independent schools, and all providers on the Early Years Register. The EYFS has three main sections * The learning and development requirements * Assessment * The safeguarding and Welfare requirements The learning and development requirements There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years settings.
Child Care and Education Unit 7 play and learning in children’s education Salma Sohail E1) Collate evidence which describes the role of the practitioner in meeting children’s learning needs The adult plays and important part role in providing children with the environment and resources to develop their skills through play. The role of the practitioner is to provide challenging opportunities and guidance as appropriate. Making sure that the children’s needs are met plays a vital role in the development stages of a child, therefore practitioners should ensure that child centred approach is taken when dealing with children in order to achieve the best results. Practitioners could involve other people apart from themselves for example work
This development in children includes both emotional and social development. From infants to adults, children are constantly adapting and learning about the environment and the world surrounding them (Maggi & Irwin, 2008). As a result, they begin to understand how to co-exist with others and the world. It is very early on when the child develops a certain personality depending on the type of upbringing and environment provided. Children do develop differently depending on their genetic makeup and environment, parents and guardians can play a huge role to ensure that the child grows up to be an emotionally mature individual.
Running-Head: Play Therapy Yves Gerald Play Therapy and its Implication in Child Development 2/7/12 Introduction Montaigne, a French classical writer and philosopher of 16th century made this statement: “If you wish to understand your child, you need to understand his play.” In fact, researchers consider play the leading vehicle for learning in childhood. Play is essential to young child’s health (Life-Span Development, p. 27) and has many functions. Theorists, indeed, have focused on different aspects of play and highlighted a long list of functions. According to Freud and Erikson, play helps the child master anxieties and conflicts (Lifespan, p.27). It permits the child to work off excess physical energy and to release unexpressed tensions.
Examine children’s experiences of family life and why the family is important to them The following essay will examine children’s experiences of family life. I will show my understanding of when childhood began and elaborate on the Aries thesis to examine views of childhood. The sociology of childhood offers a theoretical perspective that interprets children’s experiences of the family and school. I will identify the reasons why family is important to children, furthermore showing how intuitions and social practices influence and shape childhood. The pinnacle point of this essay will be to explore children’s experiences of family life and show what it is like for different types of families such as lone parents and step families.