Observation: Early Childhood Lifespan Phase Willetta Hampton BSHS 342 University of Phoenix August 19, 2013 Observation: Early Childhood Lifespan Phase Child Observation Subjects 5 year old boy (foster child living in the same house as friend’s youngest brother) and 9 year old boy (friend’s youngest brother). These observations took place in the children’s home and my home on the weekend. I spent nearly 6 hours with each boy. I observed each boy separately and viewed how each of the boys interacted with the parents and 14 year old boy in their household, my friend (30 year old woman), and how each of the boys interacted with one another. I noticed many things during my observations that were mentioned in our course readings concerning physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development.
I was already armed with a set of questions to be asked when I reached for the stay. Family Assessment (Calgary Family Assessment Model, Wright and Leahy, 2000) The Family structure Jessica Ray is an infant of one year and nine months of age. She has an elder brother, Ryan, of age four years and six months. They have their mother Cathy and father Peter with them at home. The maternal grandparents, John and Louise are also living with them.
Reflection on Middle Childhood Middle Childhood is a period of time in which children gain a sense of self and build on cognitive abilities learned in Early Childhood. Sigmund Freud labeled this time in a child’s life the “latency stage” because sexual and aggressive urges are repressed, and possibly because physical growth is slow and steady. The subject of my middle childhood interview was Lisa, a nine-year-old Caucasian female in her home located in Highland Park, as well as a twenty minute observation across the street at a neighborhood park. She is an only child that lives with her mother in an apartment and visits her father in Stephenville twice a month, as well as two months every summer. Lisa’s mother, a teacher in DISD, divorced the father four years ago and intentionally moved to Highland Park for the quality of the school district.
Day care- a day care is for children from the age of 3 months to 5 years, they have different classes for children of different ages and the parents can drop of the child and pick them up when they wish. Some parents only take the child in for one or two hours a day so that they have some interaction with other children and have new experiences. Crèche- a crèche is a drop in centre style childcare provision, the parents do not pay a monthly fee they only pay when they need it, crèche’s are in many different places such as gyms, shopping centres and churches, in these areas the children are looked after whilst the parents can work out, shop or pray. The early year’s sector consists of various forms of provision which meet the needs of babies and young children, and of their families, in a variety of ways. 2.2.
Although Sam’s father had initially expressed an interest in fatherhood, he moved out of the state shortly before Sam’s birth to start a new job. During her pregnancy and after Sam’s birth, Rebecca has continued to live at home with her mother, who works at a lumber mill twenty miles from their home. Neither Rebecca nor her mother expressed excitement about the addition of a baby to the household. Rebecca was eagerly anticipating moving out of her rural community and getting a job in another city with her boyfriend after her upcoming graduation. Rebecca’s father had left the state five years ago.
Over the next four thousand years to the present day today, that has slowly changed. During the Puritan American era, the “father remained the undisputed head of families” (19). In Soto’s story he lives with his mom and no mention of a dad. Today there are families that have two fathers or two mothers or only one of each and not the other. In Soto’s “Looking for Work” the story is about a child's expectance of a family life filled with love and comforts like on television.
Preschool Observation For this assignment I observed my niece who is four years and 9 months and a neighbor’s child who is also just turned four last week. I observed these children in my home. They visit regularly so I do believe that this affected their behavior as both of their parents were present. I observed them for approximately two hours. I will refer to them as child #1 and child #2 for the remainder of this paper.
He lives with his mom and grandmother, but spends most of his time with his father and his father side of the family. Which consist of his great grandmother and father, great great grandmother, grandfather, aunts, uncles and cousins. There religious background is Christian. Donnell attends daycare from 6am to 6pm. Donnell is very aggressive, doesn’t share and don’t get along with children because he has no children in the household with him.
Family Interview I decided to do my Family Interview Paper at the home of a friend, named Kathy. The interview took place on March 10th, 2013. Interview start time 3:00 pm and end time was 4:30 pm, location was on kitchen table, present that afternoon was six-year-old child named Jenny, Kathy and Ricky, ages thirty-one, and thirty-six and of course myself, I’m twenty-five. Kathy and Kathy are husband and wife; have been married for three years going onto four years in October. They first met via a mutual friend and instantly became best friends.
We had very few books in our house and no television. We played in the paddocks, climbed trees, swung on rope swings, played in the creek, caught tadpoles in the swamp, played cops and robbers, and cowboys and Indians. I did not go to playgroup nor did I go to pre-school. Mum decided I did not need them because I had enough to keep me occupied. So most of my early language learning was done with close family.