It is with great pleasure and gratitude that we welcome you to Child Education Centre. We acknowledge your enthusiasm and passion for education and the love that you have for these young ones. Yes, as you have heard or learned from other sources, here at Child Education Centre, we value education and the proper care that should be given to the children at our center. We strive to ensure that we give the children the best and conducive environment that would enable them to learn and grow. Our staff consists of highly-qualified and experienced teachers and caregivers. Each staff member has been selected based on their talent for teaching children. Here at Child Education Center, we value teamwork and unity as working together ensures that our end goal is achieved to the very best.
At child Education Center, we set out to ensure that our objectives and goals are achieved. We, therefore, value hard work, honesty, and diligence throughout your stay here. Achieving these goals is not an easy task and that is why when you join us, we become a family and work together. Ensuring the children get the best out of their stay here at the Child Education Center is our main objective. Improving the children’s education, ensuring that they are fit emotionally, psychologically, intellectually, and physically is our greatest goal. Giving these kids good communication skills, leadership skills and educational growth prepares them for their lives as they grow. We have great faith that as you join us you will be of great importance and that your skillset will help continue the good work that we do here. We welcome your presence and look forward to working with you as we keep the flame of our center burning.
As you are soon to be a member of our happy family here at the Child Education center, it would be important that we get you started as soon as you can. Our schedule works from Monday to Friday and the kids start arriving at 7:30 in the morning and our program runs till 5:30 in the evening. Morning hour schedules include reading and writing skills after which the children get a break and playing time. The children in the Cricket class are two years of age and these require a lot of caution and attention. We insist on the kids having playtime as this helps in their physical fitness and their socialization opportunity. Children need to grow and develop in all spheres of life and this will greatly help them grow up strong and socially active. Meals are quite important and having morning breakfast is important to ensure that the kids have enough energy for the mid-morning and afternoon sessions.
Due to the Covid-19 situation, my class has been divided into two to ensure that adequate social distance is kept. All other World Health Organization precautions have also been adhered to, to ensure that the children are safe and healthy. Mid-morning sessions include art, science, music, and other sessions that tap into the children’s abilities and talents. The kids have lunch and get an afternoon sleeping session when they take a rest before the sport session in the afternoon before they are picked by their parents. As we are approaching Christmas and it is winter, our curriculum this week involves teaching the kids how to enjoy their winter holiday. We have had a spirit week as from week 14 to week 18 and the kids take time to know more about their winter holidays. Following up with the curriculum, Crickets next week will be making the most enjoyable days fulfilling their winter vacations. The theme “let’s do it!! Fun! Fun! Fun!” will be the main theme from week 14 through to week 18.
Child guidance is an important tool to ensure that a child is given the right care that he or she needs. Giving guidance to a child is a very delicate process and a caregiver should be very cautious during this process. Every child is unique in their way of receiving and analyzing learning and the kind of care given to them. Therefore, as a caregiver, you must know each child that has been left in your care. Offering guidance is then done in a specific manner to every child, ensuring that they understand and learn. For quick learners, instructions are given once or twice and the children catch up and go about whatever task is there for them to complete. For slow learners, more attention should be provided and stepwise action to instruction should be taken.
Teaching children to avoid mistakes and to own up to mistakes when done is also an important part of guidance to young children. Instilling the values of discipline, ethics, and integrity is crucial for developing children. Once they have learned these skills, they become aware of their environment and they know what to do at any given time. Time management is an important tool in guidance, helping the children become aware of time is an important lesson to them. Helping the children to go by their daily schedules and tapping into their potentials is also an important part of the child’s guidance (McFarland et al 210-215). Each caregiver and teacher should get to know the strength and weaknesses of their children, every one of them. This will assist the teacher to know the right approach to give each child that they are taking care of, and thus know what sort of guidance to offer.
Our curriculum at the Child Education Center is both academic and co-curriculum based and this, therefore, means that we value both the academic performance and talents and skills of the children. Our first strategy is giving more interpersonal time to the children during their time at the Education Center. These young children need extra attention and care, and, therefore, your presence there physically is important. It is very effective to be around them physically for as long as they can as this will help them ask and even receive all the help they need. The social, emotional, and intellectual growth of these kids require that they get comfortable in the environment in which they are in, and your physical presence helps in this.
The other strategy that we use to ensure that children learn better is practical learning. This is the situation where we ensure that almost everything that the children learn about can be seen, felt, or touched by them. Providing pictorial pieces of evidence, and the physical appearance of the things they learn about helps improve their cognitive ability and memory. It has been proven that when kids learn while seeing the things they learn physically, they do it faster and memorize the material better. As part of the practical learning, extra curriculum activities are also done physically at the Educational Center. The children having toys, sports gear, swimming pools, and a playing ground also help the children grow and develop wholesomely. Trips to the zoo trip to the oceans and parks nearby also help the children get in touch with the natural world and learn about their environment. Such practical activities are important in the learning process of the child.
McFarland, Laura et al. “Learning and Teaching Positive Guidance Skills: Lessons from Early Childhood Practicum Students.” Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2008, pp. 204-221.