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Teaching Young Children

by: Lauren Heidenreich

Teaching Young Children CUIN 3201

Lauren Heidenreich
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Jahnette Wilson

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Suzie Ellaham Chapter 3 Questions CUIN 3201 1 Iquot 5 What is developmentally appropriate practice a Developmentally appropriate practice is when the children are taught information based on their age experience abilities and interests What does it mean to be an intentional teacher a Intentional teachers have a purpose for every action they make They can explain every decision they make and the purpose of it They plan carefully and make attentive decisions How do teachers make decisions about what is developmentally appropriate for young children a Teachers must know how the child develops so they know at what level they should be in developing and learning Teachers must also consider the strengths and weaknesses of each particular child They must also know what is new in the social life dealing with technology and anything else that is popular in the time so the teachers can catch up with the children What five tasks make up the role of the early childhood teacher a Creating a caring community of learners teaching to enhance learning and development planning curriculum to achieve important goals assessing learning and development building relationships with families What does it mean to llwiden the lens when considering issues of practice Why is this a useful way of thinking a It means seeing things through different perspectives and thinking and acting different through each vision It is a useful way of thinking because without opening and widening your views each child might not get the proper learning experience that each one needs since everyone is different What does research say about developmentally appropriate practice a Research says there have been many positive outcomes dealing with developmentally appropriate practice There is positive affect with the socialemotional development on both children and teachers and their relationships in the classroom With the effects on learning there has also been positive affect The researchers saw that the reason the children had increased academic behavior was due to the developmentally appropriate practice Suzie Ellaham CUIN 3201 57 Chapter 2 Questions Why is it important to lea1n from the past a It is important to learn from the past because most of the issues we are having now have happened in the past Most controversies have been dealt with before and there are solutions for them Also knowing what happened in the past could also help you in the future with similar problems It could also make you wiser to where you solve the problems that were in the past even better in the future How has the view of children changed through history What effect has the changing view of childhood had on programs and services for children N a Children have been viewed in so many ways in the past different eras It starts with as miniature adults children in need redemption children as blank slate children as innocents children economic value the competent child and the child as a citizen with rights There has been a great effect on programs and services New teaching methods have come about as well as new programs and larger impacts on kids and their learning E What were the beliefs of Comenius Pestalozzi Froebel and Montessori and how did they in uence childhood education in the US a Comenius believed in three key ideas 1 Teaching methods needed to make learning easier deeper and more pleasant 2 Teachers should engage children with nature and let them lead 3 Children should learn in their own language After he wrote the first illustrated alphabet book teaching programs have advanced toward that Fquot Pestalozzi believed that teachers need to study child development and that all children can benefit from education He in uenced learning from direct observations and sensory experience c Froebel believed that all children have the innate capacity and goodness Also that education should be based on children s interest and their involvement Teachers need to be able to understand how the child grows and develops He in uenced another way of learning and growing for kindergartners such as small wooden cubes Lincoln logs and parquetry blocks to help their minds grow 3 1 Montessori believed that what appeared to be mental retardation was just rather caused by lack of stimulation Her schools in uenced many families and children Her schools let the children focus and leam on very specific skills to help their development 4 How did the progressive education movement and the work of John Dewey in uence early childhood education today a The progressive education movement taught teachers that it was okay to let kids be independent in the way they learned They were able to problem solve better Suzie Ellaham CUIN 3201 57 John Dewey came up with the philosophy of children to take initiative and use judgment which led to growth in early childhood education 5 What events and people propelled the kindergarten nursery school and child care movements What roles did Patty Smith Hill and Lucy Sprague Mitchell play in the history of early childhood education a U 0 Q Kindergarten 7 Fatty Hill was the first to start her own kindergarten She was in uenced by Anna Bryan who started a teacher training program that she attended Patty Hill became the one that involved physicians social workers psychologists artists and more professionals to help with the children in the education facility This is an important aspect of early childhood education today Nursery School John Dewey had laboratory schools that were the base of the nursery school idea When the laboratory schools started to become popular they started accepting kids younger than Kindergarten age and that is when the school became a nursery school Child Care Movement 7 This came about after dealing with social welfare and how poor families were in need of the support The McMillan sisters Margaret and Rachel were the ones that gave what they could to the ones in need education and ahealthy living The Lanham Act was a main event that brought out this Child Care Movement Because women were needed in World War II it called for the need of child assistance It funded many child care centers Patty Hill and Lucy Sprague Mitchell were two ladies that founded Bank Street College This is where kids became familiar with their surroundings and the here and now of life This is when field trips and projects came about and how they showed the development of the child Since then this concept has been very in uential 6 How did trends in early childhood history come together and in uence the launch of the national Head Start Program a With the comprehensive services Bank Street based educational program parent involvement and the national laboratory service of course the Head Start program was going to come about All these trends are what make up the program Each has a component that this program needs and they work well together


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