The room had a variety of bright colors which display a parent information board, daily schedule, labeled learning centers and supplies and also the walls had many pictures of the children creative art work. The classroom had all the necessary areas for a preschool classroom. The room had a house keeping/dramatic play area as well as a block area, writing, science, computer, music, reading, circle, manipulative and art areas. All of the areas were appropriately spaced out and comfortable for the children. The house keeping/dramatic play area was the first visible area one would see when entering the class.
Sesame Street is a children’s show divided into segments with different muppets who would teach children various lessons as they visited new friends and went on many adventures through their neighborhood. Barney on the other hand was a continuous half hour story line, which mostly took place inside or in your own backyard, with a calmer and quieter setting. Sesame Street focused on teaching and introducing you to topics such as jobs and occupations of people in your community while Barney focused more on showing children the love of family atmosphere and being happy in your own home. We realize there were other influential shows that targeted this age group, but we chose to focus on these shows with the variables listed within our survey. We wanted to explore the relationship between these two styles of children shows and see if they had a
A concentrated focus is placed on communication skills and problem solving techniques. Children are encouraged to communicate with each other when resolving conflict and problems. Independence is encouraged through self-directed activities. Observations are conducted on each child and parents receive written updates as needed. During my observation at the Rivera Head Start, I looked around and realized a lot of similarities and differences it has; compared to other daycare and preschool centers.
I chose to do my research topic on The Role Head Start plays in the life of the community, families, and children education. Throughout my career I have had the pleasures of working with different age groups of children. I have taught preschoolers for over ten years now and I have also taught different childcare curriculums. The most exciting and rewarding job that I have taught was with The Montgomery Community Action Agency Head Start program. From a parent of a Head Start student to a teacher of the Head Start program I can clearly say that Head Start has made a difference in my family life.
There is a famous quote by John F. Kennedy “The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.” As a parent, people around us might view home schooling as better especially those that home schooled as a child growing up. Most parents’ think that having their child interact with other children is important, but that can be accomplished after school as well, by playing or engaging in recreational activities. Public school encourages socialization everyday and developing new friendships, they are also interacting with children
The infants were observe from a distance. I observed them from my desk while they were playing in the room with their caregivers and professor Matheson and also with each other. Professor Matheson knows Jesse’s mothers from her neighborhood and Jason’s aunt is our classmate. Professor Matheson placed baby and toddler toys on the mat floor, such as a ball, a doll with baby bottle and blanket, phone, shapes, stack cups and rings, blocks, a choo choo train, squeaky duck toy, elmo’s music toy and two children books. At first was just Jesse in the classroom but after 20 minutes the other toddler arrive with his caregiver.
All of the classrooms vary in size that reflects the age of the children it services. Each classroom has its own bathroom, which are required to be cleaned daily, a teaching area as well as a special place where the students nap, which for toddlers and preschoolers is between 1 and 3. I got a warm, welcoming feeling throughout the building. The caregivers at the center were welcoming, I witnessed them greet each student and their parent with a friendly smile and. The center’s lead teachers; Sammy, Kayla, Angie, Amie, and Cloe all have their CDA’s; furthermore, Amie, Sammy, and Cloe are getting their Associates in Early Childhood Education.
Kathleen M. Porter Infant’s Name: Baby T Age in Months/Sex of Child: 5 months – Female Childcare Center or Home: Guilford Technical Community College – Children’s Center Date of Observation: November 3, 2011 – (2:55 pm – 4:50 pm) I had the opportunity to carefully observe an infant, “Baby T”, for about one and one half hours in the infant classroom at the Guilford Technical Community College – Children’s Center. The environment in this classroom provides infants with opportunities for safe and stimulating exploration. The infants are surrounded by different textures and a multitude of brilliant colors. Pictures on the walls feature objects and people the children find interesting and are displayed at their eye level. Developmentally
Infant Perception Why do babies love to stare at me? Having worked at a daycare for many months, and being a person that loves to play with and be around small children, I have spent hours and hours around infants, toddlers, and older children. While I do love playing with the older kids, I especially love when I am at work and I am assigned to the “baby room.” What could be more fun than hanging out with infants ages 6 weeks to 18 months—especially when these infants seem to be completely and entirely fascinated with me! The baby room is filled with lots of toys designed specifically for infants. One wall of the room is lined entirely with mirrors, which babies tend to love to look at, even though most of them do not recognize that the image in the mirror is a reflection of them.
She tells me she has been taught by her teacher things like how to spell the word, “butt” and how to look for leaks by locating brown spots on the ceiling. After school programs should be a place where children can continue to learn and grow within educational boundaries. It should not be a facility used only for babysitting or supervision until the parent arrives. These government funded programs should be taken more seriously by the administrators by implementing a better academic curriculum, hiring educated staff, and promoting higher learning. An academic curriculum is something that I feel should be in place during after school programming because during this time of day you can count on a child having a wondering mind that may lead to danger if left idle for too long.