I listed everything that I thought of regarding early childhood education. I then clustered these topics together based on similarity. For example I came up with the topic of developmental stages and clustered with this…
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The topic I chose did not have the most items listed, but it was the one that I was the most interested in. The topic I chose was the importance of free play in early childhood education settings and this developed into the thesis statement, “Although it may appear that play is not important in terms of the academic achievement of early childhood students, in fact, play is vital to their future educational
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Maria Montessori cites the ancient saying, "there is nothing in the intellect which was not first in some way in the senses" and she adds, “senses being explorers of the world, opens the way to knowledge”. The Montessori system of early childhood learning believes that the education of the senses is of highest importance for the two aspects of general education.
They thus carry out an abstract mental operation and acquire a kind of natural and spontaneous inclination for mental calculations" (Montessori, 2004). Montessori believes that math should be introduced to young children as “materialized abstractions”.
All children have inborn talent to acquire knowledge. The early years or the pre-kindergarten years, during which a child learns to communicate with its parents, is the most critical period as this is the time when the child can be positively influenced towards learning.
While such an education may take place in the presence of a parent, today there are specific ECE trained experts and primary care providers who play a large role in a child's early education. What is special about ECE is its holistic approach that gives equal importance to physical, emotional, cognitive and social education.
This paper takes a look at this development from the beginning to the present day taking into account different aspects and the factors that helped shape this sector. This kind of evaluation cannot be complete if taken in isolation and select countries have been used as models for comparison purposes.
Margaret McMillan was born to James and Jean McMillan, immigrants from Scotland and settled in Westchester County in New York, U.S. in the year 1860. She lost her father at the age of five and hence moved back to their native Iverness in Scotland with her mother and elder sister Rachel McMillan.
Nursery School: It is a school for children between the ages of three and five. It encompass qualified and trained staff of teachers and caretakers. It is place where encouragement and supervision is provided to the child in totally homely atmosphere. It promotes educational play as compared to providing simply child care.
According to Spodek (1982), for the last over twenty years, the field has been on growing upward trend in terms of research and popularity. Lately, many countries have emphasized on both physical care and education as the foundation of