During a youngster’s initial not many long stretches of life, more than 1,000,000 new, brain associations are shaped inside the mind consistently. These brain associations, as per Harvard scientists, are precisely exact thing construct the cerebrum’s engineering and establishment for all later learning, conduct, and wellbeing. How do these neurons frame, you inquire? To a great extent through a child’s current circumstance and early encounters.
The field of youth training embraces these measurements, alongside the way that, from the day youngsters are conceived, they are learning. They are retaining. Subsequently, the early encounters in a kid’s life are basic to their drawn out improvement and wellbeing. The most quick time of mental health is among birth and age eight, making early training a vital part to a kid’s prosperity.
In the event that you fantasize turning into an educator, or working with small kids, you might have coincidentally found the “youth schooling” way. You might have questions like, “what is youth instruction,” and, “how can it contrast from other showing professions?” You may likewise be pondering where to begin. In this article, Goodwin School separates the essentials of youth training – what it implies, why it makes a difference, and how to reach out.
What is Early Childhood Education?
Early childhood education (ECE) is the period of learning that takes place from birth to eight-years-old, according to the National Association for the Education of Young ChildrenOpens a New Window.. Most commonly in teaching, however, it refers to the education of children between birth and kindergarten age – the preschool or “Pre-K” years. In these early years of infancy and toddlerhood, educational experiences – both formal and informal – are seen as fundamental to a child’s cognitive, physical, and emotional development.
Early childhood education gives little ones the opportunity to learn, discover, and play in a safe, nurturing environment outside of their home. In ECE classrooms, children are encouraged to explore colors, letters, numbers, sounds, nature, art, and other topics, while simultaneously fostering curiosity and developing core motor and social skills.
There are all types of early childhood education programs out there today, along with a variety of ECE teaching methods. Formats of early childhood education can vary by state and by program – some are focused on guided, learn through play, while other programs might follow a specific regime. Some are theme-based, inspired by philosophies such as Reggio Emilia or Montessori. Programs can be dedicated to a certain age, such as preschool, or can span age groups in a daycare-like setting. Some are privately run organizations, while others are operated by a local school system or federally funded program. In the field of early childhood education, there are a variety of settings and roles you can pursue.
What Does it Mean to be an Early Childhood Educator?
Early childhood education is essential to child development, and early childhood teachers are, too. Being an early childhood educator means being adaptive, creative, and compassionate. It means guiding little ones as they explore themselves and the world around them. It means being a protector, a facilitator, a guide and an advocate for each child. Early childhood educators have one of the most impactful professions today.
As an early childhood educator, you will be expected to create stimulating activities and identify new experiences that support a child’s development. You will monitor children’s progress and ensure each child is making headway (sometimes in their own way) in the classroom. You will help children discover their own learning and playing styles, and guide them in doing so safely. You will nurture children in all aspects of development, ensuring their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth. You will also help them transition from home life to a more collaborative, interactive, social day-to-day.
By doing all this, you will help build a strong foundation for all future learning in these children.
How Can I Become an Early Childhood Educator?
Early childhood educators play a very important role in the lives of children, and therefore must meet several requirements before pursuing a career in this highly-rewarding field. Above all else, early childhood educators should be:
- Patient and supportive of all children and learning styles
- Creative and resourceful
- Flexible and adaptable
- Great communicators
- Compassionate and nurturing
- Good listeners and observers
- Passionate about working with children
There are also specific infant, toddler, and preschool teacher requirements you must achieve before landing an ECE career. Education and certification requirements, however, vary depending on the job. Most preschool teachers, for example, are expected to have at least an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. This is also expected for teachers of Head Start programs. In public schools, early childhood educators are required to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in ECE, Child Study, or a related field.
Usually, employers look for (or require) certified early childhood educators, as certification represents a high level of standard and skill in the field. A college degree program can prepare you to become certified. Goodwin College’s early childhood education classes, for example, are designed to prepare and qualify students for the Early Childhood Teacher Credential (ECTC), which is required in Connecticut.
At the start of this article, you asked us, “What is early childhood education?” To put it simply, early childhood education is the foundation of learning for children from birth to eight-years-old. It is also one of the most essential and sought-after career paths in the United States today.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, enrollment in prekindergarten-level education has risen from 96,000 to over one million in the last 30 years. More children need more teachers like you! While the average job growth rate in the U.S., as a whole, is approximately 7 percent – the growth rate for early childhood education careers is a high 25 percent.
President Tinubu Cancels 40% IGR Deduction From Universities
President Bola Tinubu has announced the immediate cancellation of the automatic deduction of 40% from the internally generated revenues (IGR) of federal universities, citing the ill-timed nature of the policy.
Mr Tinubu spoke on Friday at an ongoing 75th Founder’s Day ceremony of the University of Ibadan (UI). He was represented by the Minister of Education, Tahir Mamman.
In his speech as the Visitor to the university, Mr Tinubu pledged his commitment to the reform of the nation’s education sector as the bedrock for national development.
“The 40 per cent IGR automatic deduction policy stands cancelled. This is not the best time for such policy since our universities are struggling.” Tinubu said.
The policy was originally to commence in November. Universities will have 40 percent of revenues generated internally and deposited in their accounts will be deducted automatically by the government via the Treasury Single Accounts (TSA).
Dated 17 October with reference R&I/2045/T/252, and signed by the Director of Revenue and Investment Department, Felix Ogundairo, the letter noted that the decision which affects all partially funded government agencies and parastatals including universities is in line with the provisions of Section 62 of Finance Act 2020.
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EDO STATE UNIVERSITY CALL FOR APPLICATION FOR SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS, 2023/2024
A. Undergraduate Full Scholarship Award:
The Undergraduate Full Scholarship Award (UFSA) will be for the duration of any choice programme of candidates whose first choice of University was Edo State University before UTME examination. This scholarship shall be for the maximum of five (5) candidates who have demonstrated high level of academic excellence.
B. Indigent Students Scholarship Award:
The Edo State Government have approved the award of 100 indigent scholarships. The Indigent Students Scholarship Award (ISSA) will be for the duration of any choice programme and it covers only tuition fees. This award is part of Edo State University Uzairue Corporate Social Responsibility in providing access to quality education in Nigeria.
a) The candidate must have written UTME for the 2023/2024 admission exercise with a minimum score of 260 for Undergraduate Full Scholarship Award (UFSA) And 180 for Undergraduate Indigent Students Scholarship Award (ISSA).
b) The candidate must demonstrate a high level of written and spoken English (please note that a CBT is an important mode of assessment for determining the best applicants).
c) Candidates of Edo State origin must show evidence of indigency to qualify for the Undergraduate Indigent Students Scholarship Award (ISSA).
d) These Scholarships do not apply to Medicine, Law, Nursing and MLS programmes, as these programmes are already oversubscribed
e) The candidate must have met the entry requirements for admission into his/her course of study.
How to Apply:
The mode of application is online at the University website:
CBT Screening and Interview Date: Wednesday 22nd November, 2023
Note: The University is not under any obligation to give these scholarships to any Candidate except as determined by the University Management.
AKWA IBOM STATE UNIVERSITY, IKOT RELEASES SUPPLEMENTARY UTME ADMISSION FORM FOR THE 2023/2024 ACADEMIC SESSION
The University portal for online registration will open from Monday, 20th November, 2023 to Thursday, 30th November, 2023. Interested candidates are advised to register before the deadline. Candidates who fail to register within the Registration period will not be considered for admission in the Akwa Ibom State University.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE 2023/2024 SCREENING EXERCISE
1. 2023 UTME Result slip
2. Birth Certificate
3. Certificate of Origin.
4. AKSU PUTME/DE Registration Confirmation Slip (2023)
Candidates are required to register online for the screening exercise following the procedure below:
1. Visit https://aksu.edu.ng/app
2. Click on “START NOW”
3. Click on “Enrol”
4. Click on SUPPLEMENTARY Admission
5. Enter your JAMB Registration Number
6. Click the arrow below to Verify and Continue
Proceed to make payment of N2,000.00 only as registration fee (excluding bank charges)
7. Note: Payment can be made via Debit Card or Bank Deposit Nationwide. If payment is made at the Bank, please repeat steps 1-3, then continue with the registration.
8. Upload the scanned copies of your documents (2023 UTME Result Slip, Birth Certificate, Certificate of Origin) in jpg format with a minimum size of 120KB and maximum size of 150KB.
9. Preview the details entered to ensure accuracy.
10. After confirmation, click the “Finish” button to generate the Registration Confirmation Slip.
Changing to any of these Programmes as indicated above does not guarantee automatic admission. Only candidates who meet the minimum cut-off mark for the respective programmes, would be considered.
There would be a grace period of four (4) weeks within which all approved admissions must be accepted by the candidates. Failure to accept the admission, such admission will be deleted, and the candidate placed under the “refusal to accept category”, punishable by ineligibility to be admitted again.
Candidates must ensure that their O’level (WAEC/NECO) results are uploaded appropriately at the JAMB portal (CAPS) in a COMPUTER-BASED TEST (CBT) CENTRE approved by JAMB.
Kindly note that the University does not have individuals/sales agents for admission. Anyone who deals with any individual and/or makes payment(s) to an individual’s account does so at his/her own risk.
Applicants are hereby strongly advised to visit ONLY the University website www.aksu.edu.ng, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, for more information.
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