The Importance Of Working In The Field Of Early Childhood Education

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Teachers working in the field of Early Childhood Education need to be prepared to deal with all aspects of children. We must realize the importance of parents as the first and primary educator of their children. We must also need skills in working with parents and helping them to meet the needs of the family. We must understand the importance of parent involvement, how to work together with families, and types of approaches to take in practicing effective communication with families.
Family is a gift of God. God creates families and send children to families as a blessing to take care of them. Through raising and nurturing children, we learn more about God. According to Romans 8:28, “In all things God works for the good of those who love him,
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The relationship that they have with their parents and teachers affects their future relationship with other people. Children learn how to build relationship through interaction between parents and teachers. It is probably the first relationship that children experience in life besides parents. “Children’s emotional safety and sense of well-being are deeply affected by the adult’s relationships surrounding them. They learn how to communicate, express caring, solve problems, and work together from watching the adults around them” (Keyser, 2006). One of the most important developmental tasks of young children is to develop social relationships with other people. Children constantly observe how adults interact and they are influenced by adult’s …show more content…
Effective communication allows teachers to tell the parents how much they care and love children. Lack of communication results misunderstanding and gossips between parents and teachers. Communicating with parents requires awareness of several different aspects of communication including word choice, quantity, tone and language. “Communication is the tool that teachers and families use to share power and decision making. When families and teachers share their unique sets of knowledge with each others, they make mutual decisions together” (Keyser, 2006). Collaborating with families provide good learning opportunities for students. Teachers and families work together as a teaching team. Acknowledge families as children’s first teachers, families can participate in children’s learning process. When the parents are working in one expertise, they can share information about their work with children. For example, if the unit is about community, the teacher can invite parents who work as police officers or fire fighter for students to learn. Students can learn about different cultures and practices through

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