To look after and work with children it is important that you understand their development. It is impossible to think about how you can meet a child’s needs unless you know what to expect from him or her in terms of thinking, communication, and physical abilities for example.
Nicolette childcare and pre-school categorizes child development skills into five stages namely: – physical, social and emotional, communication and intellectual skills development.
We understand and facilitate the growth and development of children, the role of observation of children’s development and the required planning to support children’s needs and development
- Physical development
- Social and emotional development
- Communication and speech development
- Intellectual development
The key techniques employed in the child development activities include:-
Observation is time spent specifically to record certain things about a child, and then to draw conclusions from that record. It is objective and confidential. We have adopted formal and informal observation methods and reports are recorded in real-time. A child development checklist is used daily and reports are shared with the parents weekly for normal occurrences and daily if unusual patterns are observed.
Planning is based on a thorough understanding of the needs of all the children involved. The vital question asked as Nicolette: – have the children reached the required stage of development, and do they possess the skills necessary to take part in and enjoy the activity? We therefore plan activities aimed at extending children’s skill levels while appreciating that skills cannot be extended or developed if the child is not ready for that next step. A specific child needs program is adopted and results shared with parents.
Participation. It is essential that the interests of all children are met in an activity. Careful consideration is needed to be sure that all children can join in, and that adaptations can be made to accommodate a child who may be shy or timid, have hearing impairments, or have poor co-ordination in his or her movements, in fact any particular need a child may have. If there are children from a range of cultural backgrounds, they should be equally considered. Research other cultures in depth. Involve parents to help, and celebrate the diversity of all our cultures in a fun and interesting way. A guide has been prepared to enable teachers and caretakers continuously and effortlessly assess and reassess their pupil.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 6 weeks
- Students 12
- Certificate No
- Assessments Self