Learning And Self Regulation Of Children Essay

1579 Words Apr 10th, 2016 null Page
I observed a facility which accommodates infants to school aged children. The classroom I observed was a two year old class. The class consisted of eight children, I chose to closely observe a child named K. When I entered the room, she immediately acknowledged and spoke to me. I was told she was the oldest in the class and I could tell this by her social and language development, as well as the leadership qualities that she possessed. The caregiver in the classroom had been with the children for several years and this was apparent by how secure the children appeared, how encouraging she was to all the students with varying needs, and how she provided many opportunities for self-learning and self-regulation. It appeared the children received high-quality, responsive care which is critical for the attachment process.
Upon entering the classroom the children were cleaning up from using play-doh at the table and getting ready for circle time. The caregiver read a book to the children, she had the children repeat words in the text, the children counted items, and answered questions about the text. The caregiver then put on music and the children stretched, exercised and moved certain parts of the body when told. The caregiver and the students welcomed those students who entered the classroom late. The entering children knew to put their backpack in labeled cubbies. The caregiver then had children back into circle time to work on and match colors with bear…

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