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Case Study in Early Childhood Studies
This essay is going to discuss the importance of effective early childhood education and what a child needs to have a safe and enjoyable day in the Preparatory class. Early childhood education provides sound learning experiences for children from birth to age eight, which is equivalent to year three, children, are very special people, and every child has special needs. Positive communication with young children helps them develop, good communication with others. They are valued and treated with respect, dignity, and justice. Children need the very best early learning experiences, and space to develop their budding minds.
Early childhood Preparatory classes have a play- based curriculum, which encourages the children to develop skills and knowledge as they play. In early education, Johnson, Christie and Yawkey (1999, n. p.) state ‘The role of an adult in children’s play is a major theme of the text and is informed by developmentally appropriate practice’.
All schools have their own philosophies in how they approach the partnership between parents, children, and teachers. All Queensland schools follow A Smarter Learning Framework, Queensland Curriculum, Assessment, and Reporting Framework, which will align:
• curriculum, what is taught
• teaching, how it is taught
• assessment, how students demonstrate what they have learnt and
• reporting, how learning is recognised and communicated to students, parents, teachers, community members, employers and systems.
Developed by the Department of Education and the Arts in collaboration with the Queensland Catholic Education Commission, the Association for Independent Schools Queensland, Education Queensland and the Queensland Studies Authority ( 2008, p2).
The curriculum consists of five early learning areas: social and personal learning, health and physical learning, language learning and communication, numeracy understanding skills, problem solving.
Teaching: teachers must continually reﬁne their...