Philosophies Of Early Childhood Education

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NaaBorle Sackeyfio
My Philosophy

Teachers are here to facilitate learning by creating a safe and healthy, nonjudgmental, enriching classroom that encourages positive cognitive, physical and social-emotional development. The basis of my philosophy is derived from Piaget’s constructivism, Waldorf education, emotional responsive approach and best practices in child care. Children learn best in environments that are designed for exploration, creativity, openness and self-expression. The balance in child development stems from the parents/teacher/ child relationship. A positive relationship is the building block for self-development as the child get older. It helps them build trust and confidence in their formative years. It can also affect
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These qualities are used to provide children with mind stimulating activities, problem solving and inquiry. Getting to know you children by watching for the things they like or dislike, prefer, temperament and qualities helps a teacher become more responsive. A knowledgeable teacher uses their understanding to anticipate needs. Teachers should be open to learning and research new approaches that suit the class community. They can incorporate new things to help children feel they are part of the community. They should be able to motivate children and inspire children. This is done through delivery of meaningful experiences that are important to the class and individual children. Teachers could take advantage of moments when children show great interest or their experiencing a breakthrough to expand the experience creatively. This breaks up the monotony of daily routines with creativity and flexibility. Deliberately setting up scenarios or activities that push children to problem solve and make connections between prior knowledge and new experience helps them become more …show more content…
The environment that children are exposed to is very important. It should be age appropriate. Children use all the materials the classroom. This means there is relatively nothing that is off limits to the children. The ideal classroom should have be one that encourages inquiry, exploration and include problem solving and critical thinking. Children should be able to depend on teachers for consistency with guidance through action and discussion. Obviously there is always need for scheduled routine but that should not set precedent over teachable (learning) moments. Learning is innate so teachers should observation children closely to see what inspires them. This should be an ongoing process. The observation should be used to creative stimulating environments that employ all the senses and empower the child to progress their own

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