Early Childhood Studies.

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Early Childhood StudiesNameSubmitted toDate
Table of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................3Literature Review............................................................................................................................4Observation..................................................................................................................................5Evaluation....................................................................................................................................6Learning and Play........................................................................................................................7Good Practice...............................................................................................................................9Inclusion and Cultural Awareness.............................................................................................10Relevance of government policy in terms of practice in the context of partnership andmultiagency working and decision making...............................................................................11Conclusion.....................................................................................................................................14References......................................................................................................................................17
IntroductionEffective leadership has been recognized as a critical method in educational and care settings.The opportunity for creating as well as sustaining the high-quality learning environments is seento be minimal if the leaders are not skilled and committed towards shaping the teaching andlearning. Various researches have also depicted that leadership is second to teaching as itinfluences the learning and this practice and quality of leadership is seen to be associated with ademonstrable and consistent manner for improving the educational equity and student outcomes(Leithwood et al., 2006, p. 4; Mitgang, 2012, p. 3).This research has been recognized by theEducational Credential Assessment (ECA)and thesector of Early Years Setting requires everyone working within it to enhance on theirprofessional informational base and engage themselves in ongoing learning and development.With the thorough research being performed by the ECA in the early childhood settings whichhave been developed with a set of capabilities that can be framed by the early childhood andschool care leaders in their professional leadership plans. The leader is encouraged by thecapabilities to reflect personally and with others while:1.Making the learning, well-being and development of the children as the core focus;2.Addressing the rights and honour diversity of the children of all the kinds which areconstructive, positive and courageous in their own ways;3.Building nurturing, respectful, trusting and equitable relationships;4.Building genuine and respectful connections with the communities and families;5.Creating a community of learners in a collaborative manner.
The early leaning is importance for all the children as it helps in laying a strong foundationfor the future case. According to research studies like Shonkoff and Phillips (2000) and JohnHopkins University, n.d.; endorsed by State of Victoria (2010), that the development of theactive neural pathways in the brain which take place before the age of three when the brain ofthe child is in the most receptive state of learning. It is important that the children in theirearly years are provided with the opportunities regarding the physical, social, intellectual andemotional development using the high quality early years provision providing a potential forthe economic, social and educational benefits(Barnett, 2008).According toUNICEF (2007, p. 4 cited in Aldgate in McCauley and Rose, 2010, p. 23), themethod in which the whole provision will be facilitated is a representation of how well thechildren are raised and taken care of in any nation which also includes the health and safety,material security, education and socialisation along with their sense of being valued, lovedand included in the society and families. This paper will presents the importance of the adultswho wish to work with children of this particular age group to wear various hats forfacilitating the needs of the children and necessitates the understanding of roles andresponsibilities regarding the interaction with the children(Rose and Rogers, 2012). Thepaper will highlight the important elements required in the education, training andpreparation of those people who want to work in the Early Years Childcare.Literature ReviewIn order to assess the developmental progress, the children are observed. This observation takesplace using the normal daily activities of the children, social interactions, use of language, worksamples etc. that demonstrate their learning. However, the degree of the involvement has andimplies various meanings. However, when the term observation is used, it refers to the act of
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