Philosophy

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Jina Kim
ECD 101
September 24, 2012
Philosophy
My personal philosophy is: to instill good morals and values in all children; respect all children and their families’ cultures, ethnicities, race, beliefs, and structure; and to treat each child fairly to ensure that all children feel equally special. Also to have families, communities, and educators work as one; remain a lifelong advocator of children; exhaust all resources before deciding to hold a child back a grade; and to maintain a constant fun, loving, safe, and positive environment for each child. It is a philosophy such as the one I have set forth that will encourage all families to feel welcomed, all children to feel loved, and everyone to want to work together as one in order to aid in a child’s optimal development.

Early childhood education is important because it is the starting point to the further development of the brain and also the first stepping stone into expanding children’s knowledge. Learning starts in infancy, long before formal education begins, and continues throughout life. Early learning begets later learning and early success breeds later success, just as early failure breeds later failure. Success or failure at this stage lays the foundation for success or failure in school, which in turn leads to success or failure in post-school learning. Recent studies of early childhood investments have shown remarkable success and indicate that the early years are important for early learning. Moreover, early childhood interventions of high quality have lasting effects on learning and motivation.

My plan is to become an elementary school art teacher so my activity plan will consist of art journals, clay projects, painting projects, and many other activities that will help a child to express oneself through a fun and simple project. Research shows that as children participate in artistic activities, it unconsciously brings out a child’s hidden emotions and without knowing it, the child...
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