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Early Childhood Education: An Overview
An in-depth discussion on the many facets of early childhood education.
# 113186 | 2,695 words | 8 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Mar 22, 2009 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Education (Early Childhood)


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Description:

The paper discusses the need to guarantee the physical safety of children and explains how community partnerships can be a very valuable source of resources used to benefit children. The paper then illustrates the importance in promoting the development of moral thought and values in children. The paper also focuses on the many available opportunities to assess the social development and emotional well-being of children, albeit in a very informal capacity, such as dealing with teasing, bullying, aggressiveness and shyness, while also being aware of socially inappropriate behavior. The paper concludes that ultimately, teaching encompasses far more than academic instruction; it requires an appreciation of how much valuable information childhood behavior actually provides.

Outline:
Early Childhood Physical Development and Day Care Facility Safety
Strategies for Developing Community Partnerships to Benefit Children
Promoting the Development of Moral Thought in Children
Informal Assessment of Social and Emotional Well-being in Children
Social Influences and Early Childhood Development

From the Paper:

"It is well known, for example, that very young infants lack any fear of falling because they do not perceive depth and height in a manner that triggers any self-protective mechanism, such as avoiding the edges of elevated surfaces. This is a direct function of fetal brain development and the delayed development of cognitive abilities associated with them (Gerrig & Zimbardo 2005). The obvious implications for ensuring infant safety in this area is that all elevated surfaces must include appropriate guard rails and other similar mechanical devices to protect infants from their lack of fear of falling."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bimonte, R. (2005) "If your class were optional, would anyone attend?" Momentum, 36(4), 6.
  • Byerly, S. (2001). "Linking classroom teaching to the real world through experiential instruction." Phi Delta Kappan, 82(9), 697.
  • Cookson, P. (2005). "The enriched classroom." Education Module, 35(4), 10.
  • Gerrig, R, Zimbardo, P. (2005) Psychology and Life. 17th Edition. New York: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Poole, D., Warren, A., Nunez, N. (2007) The Story of Human Development. Princeton, NJ: Prentice Hall.

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