Volume 1, Issue 3 - October, 2006
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As a teacher, parent, or caregiver, you have the power to guide the development of young children in your care. Children enter this world ready to learn! By providing a safe and supportive learning environment you can encourage healthy brain development and pave the way for lifelong learning.
Significant brain growth and development occur in the first few years of life. A child’s surroundings and interactions with caregivers greatly influence this opportunity for growth. Early childhood educators can positively influence brain development by providing a safe, pleasant classroom environment with numerous opportunities for active learning.
Teachers should avoid pushing students into learning experiences before they are ready. Rather than demanding that children engage in certain activities, teachers can use moments of children’s discoveries to create learning experiences. Provide children with choices on a daily basis. Allow children to focus on areas of personal interest and build learning opportunities around these choices. Children should receive emotional support as they try new things. Be sure to offer plenty of support and guidance.
Watch the children in your care thrive as they learn about the world around them! The first few years of life are exciting! You can promote early learning and healthy brain development by providing numerous opportunities for hands-on learning, offering choices, and ensuring a safe learning environment.
Are you interested in learning about how the brain develops? ChildCare Education Institute offers course CCEI810 “Brain Development and Learning: What Every Early Care and Education Professional Should Know”. This course explores the areas of the brain as they relate to learning and how nature and nurture affect brain development. Students will also learn how to foster an appropriate and fun learning environment for children in the classroom. Course CCEI330 “Books and Beyond: Language Development in Young Children” examines how to create a learning environment that provides the opportunity for children to develop language through speaking, reading, writing, and listening. These courses provide valuable insight into brain development and early learning opportunities.
This month’s Online Learning Community Discussion Thread examines the Nature vs. Nurture debate. Is one more important than the other? Log on to discuss this intriguing issue and offer suggestions for enhancing brain development through classroom activity. CCEI’s Education Coaches are available to answer questions and provide in-depth coverage of this topic.
Research Can Influence Early Childhood Curriculum
scientific community is one of the most valuable sources of information
about the learners in your care. Recently much has been written about
the latest findings of researchers into brain development in young
children. Why is this research important to you as an early childhood
professional? How can the findings of these studies be implemented into
your classroom? How will this recent brain research affect your role as
a curriculum developer?
Literacy is the “in” word today in education. We all want our children to read. Early. But literacy is not something we simply teach, and it’s not something a child starts to learn when he or she enters school. It’s a complex process that starts at birth, and includes a child learning in four basic areas: language, listening, writing, and reading—all at the same time! Read Article
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