The attributes of the early childhood professional include the values and beliefs held, professional commitment, with freedom and space (Doddington & Hilton p. 115).
The definition and goals of early childhood education should be inclusive of expressive and receptive language skills, sensory-perceptual, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, gross motor and fine motor skills personal autonomy and skilful interactive skills with peers and adults together with affective, cognitive and psychomotor goals (Brophy Good & Nedler 1975, p. 94).
According to Fargher (2012, p. 84) early childhood education has a level of autonomy in teaching and interests can be drawn on in innovative methods to engage children. Early Childhood Education needs highly qualified people who are also effective leaders. This involves …show more content…
As someone who has personally experienced Westgarth Bush Kindy as an Educator I found that the pre- school children do learn differently when their learning is completely founded in the outdoors. The parents reported to me (in personal conversations), that they found that the days the children were at the Bush kindy premises in Darebin they came home more tired, happier and consequently. As an educator I found the children were more engaged in their play, they played differently and coped whether it was raining, cold or the sun shining.
I agree with the argument that as children’s life as a child is becoming generally shorter and with the upsurge of technology in everyone’s life that there is a place where play based learning such as the great outdoors needs to be embraced where children slow down and can be in the present without being tapped into a