Early Childhood Education: The Philosophy Of Education By Montessori

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Philosophy of Education Everyone has their own philosophy of education. This is good in the sense that not every child learns in the exact same way and may need a different approach, but it can also cause conflict. When two or more philosophies conflict with each other it is important to put the child first. It is our ethical responsibility to maintain a safe and healthy environment for the children. In the NAEYC code of ethical conduct it states that "this principle has precedence over all others." Guidelines are set in place to ensure that the children’s health and safety always come first. Being open to new ideas and be willing to learn from the suggestions of other can help in many aspects. We are not always right; someone else may have …show more content…
Professionalism is very important to display because society may still see us as “baby sitters”. If we continue to contribute as professionals then they will perceive us as professionals. My career in early childhood education is important because I will be a building block in creating a brighter future. Maria Montessori once said, "Free the child 's potential, and you will transform him into the world." Montessori believed that with the right tools, any child can succeed. The purpose of a career in early childhood education is to give children those tools. It is not the teacher’s job to pound facts into a child’s head, but to make the tools accessible for the child to learn. My short term educational goal is to complete the Cosumnes River College early childhood education certificate program. Once I have completed the program I plan on opening a child care center for special need children. I have always had a passion for helping those with special needs and feel that early intervention is crucial in helping them have the best life possible. My long term educational goal is to get my associates degree in the field of early childhood education. The associate’s degree is not a requirement but can help to open up doors to further my career. I believe that it is important to be the best you can be and to strive to be …show more content…
Children need proper guidance and discipline because they learn in all kinds of ways. Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences breaks down each domain into smaller, more specific, categories to explain the differences from one child to the next. It focuses on the uniqueness of each child while still presenting patterns in which to study. Lev Vygotsky concluded that children learn through social interaction. Teachers can create a learning environment suited to maximize interactions. He also stated that children imitate everything that they witness. Limiting bad experiences in the early years can reduce the possibility of a child acting out or repeating negative actions. It is important to discipline early on so children don’t act out when they get older. One effective disciplinary method is to keep a calm tone of voice and make eye contact while explaining why the negative behavior is unacceptable. If the child understands why it is inappropriate then they are less likely to repeat the behavior. Another method is to redirect the child to a more appropriate behavior. Guidance and structure ensure that children continue to learn through many different channels. Creating visual schedules and following them helps the children with memory and organization. It is also a helpful tool for teaching the awareness of time and time

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