Leading and Managing in Early Years - Report

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Running head: LEADING AND MANAGING IN EARLY YEARSRole of parents or role of education centers which is the most important?Name of the studentName of the universityAuthor Note:
2LEADING AND MANAGING IN EARLY YEARSIntroductionEarly childhood education refers to the education for the children between three to eightyears old. The education process consists of four learning goals namely knowledge, skills,disposition and feelings. The implementation of the right strategies in such an education processhelps to shape the future of the child. The education received in his early years as a child helpshim to successfully overcome the challenges that he faces in the practical life and the school life.Such an education helps the child to easily interact with each other and helps them to attain adegree of trust(Allen and Cowdery 2014). The above sentences clearly depict the importance ofearly education in the life of a child. However there is a huge debate over the years on whetherthe parents or the child care centers have larger influence on the education of the child. The maindebate arises because a child spends a considerable amount of time with the teachers of the childcare education as well as their parents. Different experts have different opinions on the abovedebate as some of them believe the role of the educators to be most important whereas some ofthem have the belief that the role of the parents is way too important in the education life of thechild. These experts are of some different theories of their own which are quite convincing. Thefollowing essay is based on the above argument on the role of parents and the teachers in earlyeducation. The essayist has provided the necessary details in this essay that has highlighted therole of the parents and the teachers and has provided arguments in each of the favors.Role of ParentsAccording toAllen and Cowdery (2014)parents and families have the most direct and long-lasting impact on children’s learning and development of social competence. The time when theparents are involved, the child is seen to be achieving more and thus they exhibit more positive
3LEADING AND MANAGING IN EARLY YEARScharacteristics. The most key factor that supports the parental theory is the time that the childspends with their parents. A child spends the most part of the day with their parents and thustheir involvement with the child is believed to have the largest impact on the development of thechild. Families are positive partners in promoting the positive social skills. Home visits, parentvisitation and to child care or school setting, workshops, telephonic conversations, newsletters,face to face communication and some other similar methods are carried out to make sure aboutthe activities of the families in the homes. According toCastle et al. (2016)Parents are the onesthat help to integrate the ideas of the school knowledge within the child. The involvement of theparents in the education process helps the child to learn in a better way as because the childrenare more open in front of their parents and are generally shy to speak out while they are providedthe necessary education in the school. In order to make the strategies in the child educationprogram effective the involvement of the parent is the most necessary element. The early careproviders in the child education must make sure that the parents are involved in the system andask for the assistance of the parents to have a transparent understanding of the background andany other information related to the child. A child is very much sensitive to the communicationbetween the parents and their behavior in the house. Therefore it is very much essential for theparents to ensure a cool and calm atmosphere in the house so that the child can have a positivementality. A tense situation in the house will certainly reflect in his behavior. The earlychildhood education is a beginning to the educational career of the child and thus he has to makesure that they are involved in the education in such a way that it gives an idea of the classroomsetting(Castle et al. 2016). The parents always try to figure out whether their child is performinglike the other children. This leads them to investigate why or not they are performing and thusthey accordingly start their investigation on the above factor as to why not they have performed
4LEADING AND MANAGING IN EARLY YEARSin the same way. The parents are the main people who determine the strength of the children,their hobbies and their interests. The involvement of the parents in the educational structure ofthe children helps to create a social environment which must not be underestimated in any way.The parents have to perform some special tasks for providing their children the best possibleeducation. They are;1.The parents must interact with the children for most of the time to learn about them andinstill a sense of self confidence to face the world2.It is important for the parents to make sure that the children are treated in a fair manner sothat they does not feel any sense of negativity3.As mentioned earlier there must be a friendly atmosphere in the house as because anegative atmosphere in the house will lead to a sense of huge negative mentality in themind of the student.Therefore the analysis of the following facts clearly reveals the role of parents to be ahuge determinant to shape up the future of the child.Role of TeachersAn early childhood teacher must have multitasking abilities as because they are requiredto fit into many shoes to make sure that they can deliver the exact solution that can shape up thefuture of the child. It is believed that an experienced teacher already has the capabilities in him tobe flexible to the demands of the child as well as the parents. On the other hand a new teachermust fit himself to the variety of training methods that are present to get a clear understanding ofthe skills and also to gather the knowledge of performing those skills in the practical world to fitinto the early childhood education system. In most of the cases the role of an early childhood
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