I feel this gives the children and parents a sense of trust. I get down on the child’s level when I speak to them. I believe that by doing this it makes the child feel special and welcomed in the classroom. I ALWAYS praise a child’s accomplishments. I even cheer them on when they struggle with a task.
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.
D1. A law has been passed so that the government or local authority must provide a setting for education for children. An example of a statutory setting for children aged between 5 and 7 years is a primary school. The purpose of this setting is to encourage children to become more socially aware and to help them to learn in a positive environment with experts to guide and support them. This gives young children a chance to become more independent and also gives families a break and parents the opportunity to work or go to college to gain further experience in education themselves.
The EYFS (2008) is aimed to provide help that professionals need in order to give children the best start in life. At the heart of the EYFS (2008) is the principle that young children need a play based curriculum with supporting knowledgeable adults in order to learn, socialise and to begin to learn and understand about the world around them. Ensuring the welfare and safety of children is a fundamental part of the EYFS (2008). All early years providers, regardless of their size or the funding status of the setting, have to meet the welfare requirements of
The constructivist approach to early childhood education offers children the opportunity to construct knowledge through daily experiences and encounters with parents, teachers, peers, events, and objects in the world. Children develop theories, negotiate learning, and merge thoughts together, thereby building knowledge and understanding. It is the right of all children to be part of a school community that respects them as competent individuals who are viewed as contributors to the process of learning. The educators of Reggio Emilia show us the possibilities of what can happen when we trust and respect the capabilities of children. We believe that the Reggio Approach is successful because of its powerful image and deep respect for the culture of childhood, and for its strong belief that children, teachers, and parents all work together in the process of building knowledge.
What are the documented outcomes for children that form part of the relevant early years framework and how are they assessed and recorded? The aim of the EYFS is to ensure that all children- notwithstanding their background, gain access to quality and consistent early year’s education. To make this possible, a series of documented outcomes is given for each of the seven areas of learning and development of the EYFS. These outcomes are called the Early Learning Goals. 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.
‘Getting communication with parents in early years settings right, is one of the most important aspects of working with young children. If it is done well, then children, their families and the organisation will flourish. Researchers found that the most effective settings, shared child-related information between parents and practitioners, often involving parents in decisions about their child's learning’. Early Years Update (2006, page no.). It is crucial to have good communication as it is used everyday in the Early Years Setting to convey information, receive important information, instruct, persuade, request, teach, develop and much more.
Reflect on the importance of a child centered approach in early years settings. “The Child Centered Approach promotes the right of the child to choose, make connections and communicate. It allows freedom for children to think, experience, explore, question and search for answers. It presents a creative celebration of children's work.” (1) The child centred approach in early year’s settings allows schools to be fitted to the needs of the child instead of the child to the school, focusing on the needs and interests of every child. “All practice with children needs to be centred upon the needs and interests of each child” (2) As every child is a unique having the child centered approach in early year’s settings is important because it will help children reach their full potential.
(Katz & Chard, 2000, p. 2)” The two essential elements of the project approach are “child-centered activities” and “social reconstruction”. Child-centered is means that enables children to follow their interests and fascinations. That is spontaneous learning method that they can learn about practical information and a theoretical framework through the process of developing a project in group. This learning-method leading developmental objectives: physical, cognitive and language, affective and social and aesthetic development (Guide to the Pre-primary Curriculum,2006, p.17). Phases 1: Beginning a project Children are leading learners but no only received information.
Preschoolers and early childhood learners are in the discovery mode and must be allowed to experience the relevancy of learning. Public education is the joint effort of teachers and community to provide learning for children. Teachers have a specific role with specific goals to accomplish the best results. These goals can be achieved by doing certain teaching methods and classroom management skills. Children learn better in a well-disciplined (controlled) environment that provides the appropriate curriculum for each grade level.