• 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.
E1 One of the practitioner’s roles in meeting children’s learning needs could be to understand and work with other practitioners and staff. This can help to provide different learning opportunities to individual children because each child is unique as practitioners should take into consideration all diverse learning needs, for example there are many activities that could be changed to suit individual children. The practitioners’ role would therefore be to plan and resource an environment that is challenging and helps children learn in many different areas of their learning. The role of the practitioner in supporting the learning needs of children is they have to complete regular assessments on their development and learning to identify their progress and plan their next steps to help the children achieve further. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), (2012) states that the role of the practitioner is crucial in observing and reflecting on children’s spontaneous play, building on this by planning and providing a challenging environment which supports specific areas of children’s learning and extends and develops children’s language and communication in their play.
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.
As working with children will not be easy in aspects of planning, teaching etc. it is important that you commit some valuable time to plan your lessons and spend your time wisely with children to help them learn. An example of this is preparing work for children of different abilities as they have different learning methods and some may take more time or require extra support due to learning difficulties etc. It is relevant for an early years practitioner to work well in a team as it is important to acknowledge everybody's contribution which is their right. You should adopt a ‘we’re in this together’ approach.You should also be aware of how to behave within your team and be supportive and co - operative.
TDA 2.3 Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults In my assessment I will be looking at communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults in schools as well as identifying and describing the key points linked to this topic. 1.1 Describe how to establish respectful, professional relationships with children and young people When building relationships with children and young people, it is vital that you adapt your behaviour and communication accordingly. You need to be able to make yourself approachable, as some children can find it difficult to connect with adults. This is why demonstrating effective communication skill can be just as important as offering support. Establishing ground rules and mutual respect at the start of any relationship when working with children is vital, this will be the foundation to successfully interacting with all children regard less of their age, culture and abilities.
Families, along with their children, are the program” (Menza-Gonzalez, 2009). Educators who understand child development in perspective to family and community rely on competency to organize an early childhood program which incorporates effective developmentally approved practices which incorporate family and community into the “whole child” approach. “School readiness is, of course, a concern for everybody, but professionals with a child development back-ground often come at it from a different angle than some other professionals and families by recognizing that social-emotional development is vitally tied to cognitive development” (Menza-Gonzalez, 2009). Socially, a child learns to relate to family, peers, teachers and other members of the community through a range of human emotions, interactions, and transitions over the years of development. Emotionally, children
Expectations about own work role as expressed in relevant standards: standards relevant to own role eg national occupational standards for Children’s Care, Learning and Development eg role to support child or young person with special educational needs, expectations to meet standards eg Help to keep children safe, Promote children’s development. Support the needs of children and young people with additional requirements, Reflect on, develop and maintain your practice 2.1. Explain the importance of reflective practice in continuously improving the quality of service provided. The importance of reflective practice in continually improving the quality of service provided: aim to continually review progress to improve or change approaches, strategies, actions; benefits to children, young people, setting and individual of improved performance eg enables learning to take place and practice to improve, enables all relevant factors to be taken into account, provides clarity; identification of learning needs of individual undertaking reflection; Experiential Learning Cycle (Kolb) 2.2 demonstrate the ability to reflect on practice How to reflect on practice: regular reflection; focused; use a structured approach; appropriate way of
This approach is also a very important part of the government framework of Every Child Matters which states that we should be working together to achieve the best possible outcomes for children in our care. The Early years foundation stage, states that different professionals working together will help to improve outcomes for children both in their learning and development. So by sharing records or observations of a child by a professional such as a speech or language therapist may contribute to further assessment. Inclusion is an important
It is important to plan to meet the care and learning needs of all children In this research task the importance of play in child development and how to meet the care and learning needs of the child, how to meet those needs and why it is important will be discussed. Theorist will also be used as examples to prove the importance of play and how it is not an irrelevant part of childhood. There will also be mention of legislation and learning curriculums that must be meet and followed. It is important for a practitioner to meet the care and learning needs of all children in order for them to achieve to their full potential. When planning to meet all of the children’s care and learning needs it is important to remember that all children develop at different rates, it is important to remember this because you should not compare one child to another; as different aspects will be more developed than each other’s e.g.
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