Psych Essay

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Abstract Early childhood education is the age group from infants through eight year olds. There are many different classroom settings for teachers to set up for their classroom; along with activities that are age appropriate. In early child hood there is a constructivist learning approach. Different psychologists have different theories on early childhood education but stay relatively close in the concept of learning. Also, in early childhood education there are different schools children can go too; each with different perspectives on the learning approach. Keywords: Education, leaning, approach, theorist, schools, activities. Early Childhood Education Early childhood education is the age group from infants through eight year olds. When most people think of early childhood education they think of preschool and kindergarten. Two considerations are critical in early childhood education programs: assumptions about the minds of children and our views about the kind of society we desire. (Gardner, 2003) Many different questions can be asked when talking about early childhood education. For instance, are children equal citizens in a community, entitled to rights and privileges like adults, or are they not? (Fiore, 2010) Each classroom sets up their belief on how learning should be taught. When setting up classrooms it reflects the plethora of questions about classroom expectations and child hood learning. When setting up a classroom it is very important that teachers or the educator sets up the classroom so its age appropriate for children. For example, a preschooler shouldn’t be doing an activity set out for a kindergartener; a preschooler wouldn’t know basic math skills like a kindergartener would. There is one main approach in the early childhood education period, which is the constructivist approach. Early childhood programs are based on developmental

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