Rowth and Development in Preschool Settings

Growth and Development in Preschool Settings
In order to complete this lab you will need to observe in a preschool setting and describe at least three differences in growth and development between Eachage group (three, four, and five) year old children. It is OK to observe in a preschool setting if it is just part of the day, say for example when all children go to the playground for outdoor interaction, etc… When you contact the school to set up your observations, be sure to let them know your instructoras contact information in case they want to verify your enrollment in this class/college before the observation.

While observing, be sure to take excellent notes about the childrenas peer interactions you observe, noting the developmental impacts you think might be affected by grouping preschool age children. The impacts can be positive or negative in nature; the point of this lab is to get you thinking about how combining (three, four, and five) year old children impact growth and development. Report your findings

Rowth and Development in Preschool Settings

Part 1 –
Student will list five (5) of your Positive Qualities.Then list five (5) Positive Qualitiesyou would like to possess. Explain why you would like to possess the five positive qualities and how these qualities would benefit the children in the classroom. Afterwards, explain how your Ownpositive qualities benefit the children in the classroom setting. Did you discover something different about yourself that you didnt know?

Part 2
Student will visit a child care environment to observe five preschool children and what they can do well. Student may list the children as Child A, Child B, etc…
a? Student will document what the children can do well (ex: Child A partcipates in circle singing songs and finger plays)
a? Students will observe one of the children who may need special help and document how the teacher helps this child experience success
a? Record reactions and/or responses of child who needs special help
a? Share what you would have done differently if you were the teacher assisting this child
a? Create an activity that would help meet the needs of this child in the classroom
a? Include the name and two objectives for this activity
Make sure you separate part 1 and part 2.
Beaty, Janice J. Skills for Preschool Teachers. 9th Edition. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson, 2012