Early Childhood Education (CECE) is an internationally recognized research and professional institute for children’s development. Its primary objective is to embrace and enhance the quality of early care and education. The institute achieves this by conducting innovative research on the teacher and the children’s early development, sharing educational videos, and sharing the research findings. Most significantly, it can offer online training, especially to the individuals working with the children and their families.
In the video, several science and math policies and standards were portrayed to help the kids in gaining early experiences and make them successful in school in the coming years growing. In addition, Florida’s Birth to Five Learning and Developmental Standards (FBFLDS) contained age-appropriate information and reflections on how children of different ages can explore, create and think, just like in the video (“Investigating Rocks”). It is apparent in the video that the children went for a nature walk to collect rocks and stones in the nearby stream, they used the stones to draw sketches, and they had the opportunity of breaking the rocks, which gave them an insight or a connection to the real world.
It is also clear that the FBFLDS were the social and emotional development, language and communication, and physical development (“Investigating Rocks”). This is mainly because these domains play a crucial role in helping the teachers understand what the children do and who they want to become. The standards may also, at times, act as a tool for the children to gain experiences. An example is how the children in the movie were exposed to the real world by going for a nature walk to collect rocks, draw sketches using rocks. They also had the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the various types of stones.
On the other hand, FBFLDS in the video was cognitive development and general knowledge. The teacher-children interaction in the preschool embraces mathematical learning in a variety of ways. When the teachers or tutors interact with the kids, they initiate an independent, complex, and more symbolic play that returns to intellectual and mathematical thinking. An illustration of this is in the video after the nature walk: the children had nature talk to remind themselves what they had learned on the field and apply the knowledge they gained. The talk was to test the awareness concerning the shape, smoothness, and the types of the sample rocks they collected.
“Investigating Rocks,” YouTube, uploaded by EarlyChildhoodVideos. 2015, Web.