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Students With the ongoing debates about teachers unions, standardized testing, and higher education, it can be easy to forget about the importance of early childhood education. However, the preschool years are the most important years of cognitive development for children, and will shape the rest of their educational experience—and their adult lives!
Here are some reasons why you should study early childhood education. You will learn how to work with different age groups. Early childhood education teachers typically learn to work with students who are anywhere from 2 or 3 pre-kindergarten to 8 or 9 third grade.
You can earn additional teaching certifications. You get to be a part of important developmental moments.
Young children need proper stimulation to begin developing important real-world skills like problem solving, and as an early childhood educator, you can help them grow and reach these important milestones. You can help children develop essential behavioral traits.
In addition to promoting cognitive development, early childhood education also helps students develop necessary behavioral traits like sociability, motivation, and self-esteem.
Preschool is one of the first opportunities for many children to interact with other kids their age on a regular basis, as well as adults other than their parents.
You can get creative with your lessons…instead of sitting behind a desk. For example, instead of just expecting students to memorize the alphabet, you might use toys like a plastic apple to represent different letters and sounds.
You will become an important community member. If the program you work for is a non-profit, you may also spend time soliciting donations from community leaders.
You will become an education advocate. If you think that the education system in our country needs reforming, then studying and working in early childhood education may be the right path for you. If you want to make a direct change, studying early childhood education will position you to work for a non-profit preschool—or maybe even start your own—to give lower-income students more opportunities.
With your background in cognitive development and the American education system, you can become a vocal authority in your field and start educational reform efforts for our youngest students. Why Your Opinion Matters: A Guide to Effective, Rewarding, and Rigorous Teachingwas written with feedback from many educators and students, which was our plan all along.
We began by outlining our thoughts on a series of topics, then we recorded them to share with the world. From the feedback we received, we were informed about the needs of the student caring community.Communication is the most important factor for young children’s learning and social development.
Humans have the unique skills of language and speech to enable the sharing of information, knowledge and feelings with others. Early childhood educators have an important job to nurture and support the development of communication in children.
only recently been recognized that early childhood educators need to learn the effective use of communication and interpersonal skills. Just as language is . communication and some resources that support this important area. Kentucky’s Early Childhood Assessment Method Kentucky (KY) has a progressive early childhood plan for gathering information on children’s development as outlined in a guidance document called Kentucky’s Early Childhood Continuous Assessment Guide (KDE, ).
The requirement for leadership in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings has and always will be a priority because of the link between high-calibre leadership and . Early childhood educators are required to have effective communication skills as they need to communicate on a daily basis with their students, co-workers and the parents of their students, each requiring different styles of communication.
As parents choose child care and early education programs for their children, pediatricians can reinforce the importance of choosing settings that offer more than “academic preparedness.” They should be guided to also pay attention to whether the settings attend to the social and emotional developmental needs of the children.