Topics: Developmental psychology, Play, Learning Pages: 3 (1120 words) Published: May 5, 2013
Letter to KinderCare Families
Alicia M. Craven-Robison
Rasmussen College

Authors Note

This letter is being submitted on April 28, 2012 for ECE 100 section 6 Foundations of Child Development. Dear Parents,
My name is Alicia Craven-Robison I have worked in Early Childhod Educaton for almost seven years. I studied Early Childhood for two years in a vocational school. While I was still in school I took on a part-time job at KinderCare. I worked with KinderCare for seven year before I felt I needed a job change. I left KinderCare and became a full time nanny for three years then I went back to KinderCare were I am currently the Discovery Preschool teacher. I wanted to write to you and share with you how I will help your child learn and grow; physically, intellectually, socially and emotionally for the time they will be in my classroom. Having an understanding of child developmet is essental, allowing us to fully appreciate the cognitive, emotional, physical, and social educational growth that children go through from birth into early adulthood. Cognitive-Devlopmental theorst Piaget ideas are evident today in many educational programs, where developmental appropriate learning center and discovery learning curriculum are practiced (Marotz & Allen, 2013). Lev Vygotsky agreed with Piaget, but believed that social and cultural enviorment played an active and influence role in the learning process (Vygotsky, 1986). Vygotsky explained that children initially learn how to behave through a series of adult directives. I agree with these therioes, children need approperate learning approaches and need to be given guidance or assistance from an adult for the child to master themselves. As a Discovery Preschool teacher my goals are to guide and educate your child in their growth and development. By assisting and guiding your child to reach their exspectaions, I will encourage and assisit them, for example, “Jorge, can you help me match the kelesy colors to same...

References: Marotz, L. R., & Allen, K. E. (2013, 2010, 2007). Developmental Profiles Pre-birth through Adolescence (7th edition). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.
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