The staff should be aware of the children’s needs, interests, what they like to play with, and provide activities which reflect their needs and interests and support children through group times. Very useful is to help children to know each other and encourage them to play together. It it good to encourage children to try new experiences, to make their own choice of activity and to have responsibility to tidy away. This is making them to be independent giving them time and confidence to do things for themselves. The information should be shared between the whole staff team to ensure everybody
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. (See appendix 1 note 2) Another role of the practitioner is to work professionally and responsibly such as to ‘work as part of the team, work with parents and partners, participate in providing an environment that is welcoming and stimulating’ (Tassoni P, et.al, 2007 page 137) and to meet the learning needs of each individual child by providing a range of activities and experiences. A1 While attending placements I have worked to support the learning needs of children in this particular role by working with my supervisor, other staff members and parents or carers. When doing this, practitioners should always be professional, for example using a polite tone of
III. The EYFS seeks to provide: • quality and consistency in all early years settings, so that every child makes good progress and no child gets left behind; • a secure foundation through learning and development opportunities which are planned around the needs and interests of each individual child and are assessed and reviewed regularly; • partnership working between practitioners and with parents and/or carers; • equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice, ensuring that every child is included and supported. IV. The EYFS specifies requirements for learning and development and for safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. The learning and development requirements cover: • the areas of learning and development which must shape activities and experiences (educational programmes) for children in all early years settings; • the early learning goals that providers must help children work towards (the knowledge,
Lauren Fowler Pin: 30199220 OP2.17 1.1. Describe why creative development is important to children’s learning. Creative development is important to children’s development and learning because it helps your child to use their mind and imagination to express their own ideas. Even playing with their friends is also helping your child to understand that all family’s and cultures can be different. It also helps your child to make connections in their thinking and the way in which problem are solved.
Cu2935 Support Children’s Care, Learning and Development in Early years 1. Understand the import of early year’s curriculum models on the application of theoretical perspectives of children’s care, learning and development. 1.1 Outline early year’s curriculum models supporting children’s care, learning and development. Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age 5 have a major impact on their future life.
Children will lear and develop when ether is a friendly environment with people they trust. As a role model gain trust its important ,so children and young people can be confident to talk to you,be confident and focus and develop the selfs. Every child is different so we should adapt the way we communicate to fulfil the individual needs. Always communicate in a appropriate way to match the stage of development,personal circumstance and need of that person you are talking to. 1.2 Explain the principals of relationship building with children,young people and adults .
I will focus on how parents influence and support play and the very important role practitioners have once children start nursery. This essay will also draw on key Montessori principles and practices where work and play are unified and show how much play contributes and is vital to children’s physical, social, cognitive and emotional development. In conclusion I hope it becomes clear how play is an absolute key factor in learning and preparing children for tackling more demanding tasks in the future. TASK 3 QUOTES According to Macleod-Brudenell and Kay (2008, p207) “play underpins all development and learning for children young and old”. A child naturally wants to perform various tasks he sees happening in his environment and this is not seen as purely copying, but acquiring “social and cultural mores and expectations, as well as absorbing different ways of overcoming problems or accessing learning” (Morris-Coole, 2009).
All students have the right to be provided with the opportunity to explore and engage in activities, which enrich their learning. When developing a meaningful curriculum, many factors need to be considered. Some of these include the learning styles of individuals and the environment in which the learning takes place. The curriculum approach that I believe best supports my personal philosophy and is most suited in providing children with the best opportunities to learn and grow is that of the “Constructivist Approach” along side aspects of “Maria Montessori”. The constructivist approach is the theory that children construct their own understanding and knowledge of the world, through experiencing things and reflecting on those experiences (Jonassen, n.d).
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) recommends that programs construct comprehensive system of curriculum, assessment, and program evaluation that fit together in to a coherent educational system linked to child outcomes and/or standards. Observation based authentic assessments are of child in real life time, doing everyday activities or activities that are developmentally appropriate for the child based on their own individual needs and ability while remaining completely objective. These assessments are generally tied into a child's daily activities and are directly linked to curriculum and learning standards. Authentic observation is collaborative with a child's family and includes them during the assessment process and outcomes. Authentic observations and assessments are a valuable and irreplaceable tool in many areas of child development.
The approach aims for actively involving children in acquiring competence. Choice, active investigation, independent pursuit and learning through discovery are dominant components of the learning climate. The curriculum is flexible within a planned framework encompassing developmentally appropriate knowledge and skills. Teachers seize every opportunity to promote cognitive development by creating a climate that encourages questioning, exploration and children’s growing understanding of patterns, rhythms and relationships in the ideas and environment around them. Developmental interaction as it was formulated at Bankstreet College of Education reflects the beliefs that as children grow and develop, their thoughts and emotions work together and that children learn from engaging with the world.