This paper proposes the vision, mission, philosophy and program evaluation of a developmentally-appropriate early childhood education program for children aged 2-6 years with the objective of developing confident, independent, creative and competent children, with the collaboration of their parents and families.
The proposed early childhood education program shall offer a high quality early childhood education program that provides young learners with developmentally-appropriate activities to develop their knowledge and skills. With a strong home-school partnership, the program aims to cultivate confidence, independence, confidence and creativity in young children so they grow to be ready to succeed in a globally competitive world.
There were several considerations in coming up with this vision for an early childhood education program. The first consideration is the nature of the child and how he learns. Lilian Katz (2003) recommends looking into children’s perspectives and natural processes of learning. Questions such as: “What are the concepts and skills they need to learn relative to their life stages?”; “What kind of environment would they thrive best?”; “How do they learn best?” should be reflected upon in planning the program. These are deemed most important instead of just complying with what adults around them believe about what is best for them. The program should be designed to engage young children in learning in ways that are natural to them so that it will enable them to maximize their abilities to gain competence and independence. It is offered in a nurturing environment that encourages children’s confidence and creativity.
The early childhood education center or preschool upholds high standards for the quality of care and education of its learners, aged 2-6 years. It provides them with abundant opportunities for learning with a balance of adult-led activities and child-initiated experiences. The ...Show more