Duties and responsibilities of own work role..... SUPPORT FOR THE SCHOOL Responsibilities and duties is to create safe, happy, positive and stimulating learning environment that children can be cared for. To beware and to follow the school policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, school rules, behaviour policy, confidentiality and data protection, reporting any concerns to an appropriate person. To ensure all children and young people have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop. To respect and support the role of other professionals. Keeping up to date with change procedures and practice by attending meetings and training.
Good communication skills are essential for early childhood educators. This essay outlines how good communication skills provide advancement in student skill, through proper practices of collaboration between childhood educators, students, and parents through good communication. Classroom communication can be defined as a process of information shared that consists of verbal and nonverbal transactions between teacher and students, or between and among students, in a classroom setting (Kearns, 2012, p.33). Firstly, this forms the basis of skills essential for educators to increase student educational success. Secondly, children increase social and cognitive development from positive influences that are communicated by teachers.
Effective preschool classrooms are places where children feel well cared for and safe. They are places where children are valued as individuals and where their needs for attention, approval, and affection are supported. They are also places where children can be helped to acquire a strong foundation in the knowledge and skills needed for school success. Research shows beyond question that it is through having many opportunities to talk as well as to listen to teachers and peers that children gain language skills so valuable for their success in reading and writing. The more children know about their world, the easier it is for them to read and learn when they get to school.
I believe that each child is a unique individual and that all children can learn. Children will be encouraged to learn and grow by providing a foundation of developmentally appropriate experiences where all children can succeed in a safe and nurturing environment. Educating young children has always been an exciting career for me. I take much proud in my career being a good educator isn’t just about teaching children skill concepts, it also involve communicating and understanding the background of their family. I chose to do my research topic on The Role Head Start plays in the life of the community, families, and children education.
help each child enjoy their learning and make progress towards the early learning goals. provide a balance of adult led and child led activities that help children to think critically, play and explore and be active and creative learners. have good expectations for children and enthuse and motivate them. plan for individual children, taking into account their culture and background, including any children with special educational needs and/or disabilities, those learning English as an additional language and those who achieve beyond what is expected to ensure that you are offering an inclusive service and that each child receives an enjoyable and challenging experience across all areas of learning. support each child in their learning and work with parents and carers as partners in children’s learning and development.
EARLY CHILDHOOD PEDAGOGY The term pedagogy refers to the holistic nature of early childhood educators’ professional practice (especially those aspects that involve building and nurturing relationships), curriculum decision-making, teaching and learning. When educators establish respectful and caring relationships with children and families, they are able to work together to construct curriculum and learning experiences relevant to children in their local context. These experiences gradually expand children’s knowledge and understanding of the world. Educators’ professional judgements are central to their active role in facilitating children’s learning. In making professional judgements, they weave together their: • professional knowledge and skills • knowledge of children, families and communities • awareness of how their beliefs and values impact on children’s learning • personal styles and past experiences.
By becoming a member of our Patrick Henry PTA you can become an important part of helping to ensure that these plans become a reality. The PTA works to enhance our student’s educational experience by sponsoring enrichment programs and social events, along with support for our classrooms through the purchase of select supplies and equipment, as well as providing an opportunity for parental/guardian involvement and enhanced communication between parents and school staff. Your participation is the key to our success. We invite you to get involved and be an important part of this educational experience. Studies have shown that parents who are active in their child’s education can improve schoolwork, test scores, and behavior.
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.
This point has been supported by evidence derived from numerous publications, which suggest that parents generally know their child the best, and are the main educator in the child’s life (Essa, 2007). Thus it is imperative that early learning practitioners use their role to encourage parents to be involved in their child’s learning, which can help to increase self-confidence in parenting and support feelings of belonging and inclusion in their child’s development. The implementation of partnership with parents as a part of my workshop plan provides additional resources for the nursery’s learning community (Eldridge, 2001), as knowledge gain from such interactions can allow early learning practitioners to gain greater understanding of family cultures, an increased appreciation of parental interest in helping their children and a deeper respect for parent’s time and abilities. Successful