This question is for preschool teachers or daycare center workers...please answer?What elements or features of the classroom are important in supporting learning. I am doing a homework assignment for a Early Childhood Education and need to find some feedback and thoughts on what teachers beleive to be important when teaching ages 3-5. Thanks.Answer Question
Answer by LindaClement at 1:22 PM on Mar. 23, 2010
Answer by Lifes-A-Dance at 1:42 PM on Mar. 23, 2010
When I worked at a daycare we set it up in centers and made every aspect of the room a learning space. Every aspect is a learning opportunity. Even the teachers and care providers are an important learning tool. The way a teacher dresses, responds to a child, tone of voice, how the teacher interacts with the children, what cultural messages a teacher sends (like if she encourages girls to play with the kitchen things and boys to play with the blocks). I prefer the work space of a school that models everything after the true Maria Montessori method. Where every single inch is a learning space. I also like their learning philosophy. As a former day care provider, nanny, and now therapist and mom - I look for a school that follows the Montessori method. If you are in Child development, if you have not read Montessori's work yet, it is very important to do so. Even my play therapy methods are modeled after her methods.
Answer by frogdawg at 8:41 AM on Mar. 24, 2010
Answer by Lifes-A-Dance at 11:13 AM on Mar. 25, 2010