Child Care Providers
Child care workers play an important role in a child’s development by caring for them while parents are at work or away for other reasons. In addition to attending to children’s basic needs, child care workers organize activities that stimulate children’s physical, emotional, intellectual, and social growth. They help children explore individual interests, develop talents and independence, while building self-esteem and learning how to get along with others.
Importance of Early Relationships
Children who had closer relationships with their preschool teachers exhibited better classroom social and thinking skills and language ability at the beginning of elementary school (Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, 1999a). Thus the investigators found that two aspects of the preschool setting are important for young children as they make the transition into school’s classroom practices (materials and activities) and relationships with caregivers.
The adorable puppets Hur-Ray© and Kiddazy® (appearing on Krysta’s Kingdom on Angel/Starfish networks) along with their story, are a fun and innovative way to bring imaginations to life. Role-play group discussions build self-esteem
By incorporating the three learning styles (visual, auditory and kinesthetic), the variety YYOL® offers can be effective in large or small group lessons.
Using toys as teaching tools can produce quicker and longer lasting results. Through interactive self esteem activities, children develop important foundational skills to enhance and refine their natural inclination to imagine and use this special ability as a powerful vehicle for developing language, and creativity helping resulting in a positive self-concept.
"Universally educators, researchers, and parents, agree that the first years of life are essential to future learning". (UNESCO)
- Early learning is the foundation for life-long learning
- Families are our children’s first teachers
- All children deserve a time and place to be children
- Diverse perspectives enrich children’s lives
- Play is learning
Early experiences have a decisive impact on the architecture of the brains, and on the nature and extent of adult capacities.
Early interactions don’t just create a context; they directly affect the way the brain is wired.
-From Rethinking the Brain; New insights into Early Development by Rima Shore