The Importance of Inclusion in Early Childhood Education

The Importance of Inclusion in Early Childhood Education

What is inclusion in early childhood education?

As part of inclusion in early childhood, children with disabilities are educated and cared for in the same environment as their typically developing peers. The daily activities and routines of children with and without disabilities are the same in an inclusive program.

Children with disabilities are more likely to be successful in regular early childhood inclusion settings with appropriate supports, accommodations, and modifications as a result of participating with their peers who are not disabled.

 

What are examples of inclusion?

All learning styles and abilities are welcome in an inclusive classroom. Such a classroom could include gifted students, auditory learners, visual learners, students with disabilities like ADHD, students in wheelchairs, and students with executive function issues.

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The Importance of Building Interactive and Engaging Classrooms

The Importance of Building Interactive and Engaging Classrooms

Winston Churchill said, “We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us?”

Winston Churchill said “we shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us? Looking at most of our schools, their designs supports a teaching system that worked for factories with all the students learning the same things at the same time from the same teacher.

The teacher is placed in one side of the classroom, usually with a big table occupying 30% of the full space, and children are all placed one next to the other looking at the teacher, crowded around small tables sitting on uncomfortable chairs. The teacher has to pass the knowledge and the children have to listen. No wonder many students have low level of engagement, are not keen to go to school and they are unable to maximise their learning potential from the school experience.

On the other hand, almost all the high-quality Early Years settings are designed to maximise the learning opportunities of the children creating welcoming spaces, inspiring curiosity, enhancing team-work and promoting well-being and fun.

This is called “child – centered design”. Children’s Oasis Nursery – which is one of the leading British nurseries in the UAE and which was shortlisted as best nursery in the UAE by Which School Advisor has been designed keeping children’s learning experience in mind to deliver an environment which is welcoming, inspires curiosity, enhances teamwork, and promotes well-being, joy, and fun.

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What things to ask your child instead of how was your day

What things to ask your child instead of how was your day

We used to fall into this age-old parenting trap every evening at the dinner table.

How did your day go?”

“I’m fine.”

Tell me what you learned today.”

“Nothing.”

Who played with you at recess?”

“No one.”

We can’t connect with our children after a long day apart with one-word answers. As a result, you complain “Why won’t my 5 year old tell me about their day?

Even so, we need to reconnect.

Whenever we’re feeling connected, the children pitch in to help clean up after dinner. The first time we ask them to get dressed and brush their teeth, they pay attention. Whenever we tuck them into bed, they’re all giggling and smiling.

But what about when we’re all feeling disconnected? Or How do I get my child to talk about their day?

It’s more power struggles, grumbling, and grimaces at bedtime instead of cooperation.

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Enhancing Children’s Self Esteem

Enhancing Children’s Self Esteem

Parents and daycare providers share an important responsibility to help nurture a child’s identity and feelings of accomplishment and value.

The early childhood years are a critical time in the formation of self esteem. During these first years children form impressions of their capabilities and self worth based on their successes and the feedback they receive.

Children with a strong sense of self worth feel able to take on challenges, believe in their ability to be successful, and see setbacks as temporary situations that can be overcome. Children with poor self image are easily discouraged, lack initiative to begin daunting tasks and see obstacles as defeating and permanent.

Daily interactions, teaching methods and choices in an early childhood education program make an important impact on children’s development of self esteem.

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Why Is Early Childhood Education Important?

Why Is Early Childhood Education Important?

Early childhood education in Dubai is the upbringing between birth and the age of eight. Scientists believe this is a pivotal time in children’s lives as they first learn to interact with others, including peers, teachers and parents. They should also begin to develop interests that will accompany them throughout their lives.

Despite the common misconception that early childhood education is only about learning basic skills, it is actually a time when children learn basic social and emotional skills. Moreover, a partnership is formed between the child, their parents and the teacher.

If early years education is done successfully, it lays the foundation for the continuation of the child’s entire education.

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Looking After Young Children’s Teeth in Dubai

Looking After Young Children’s Teeth in Dubai

We love the bright smiles of young children! But how do we look after those pearly white teeth of our toddlers in Dubai? Forming healthy oral hygiene habits from a young age is extremely important. Consistency is key when it comes to healthy teeth and bright smiles. Teaching our children and giving them the tools to look after their teeth is invaluable as they are more likely to maintain these healthy habits throughout their childhood and into adulthood. In this blog, we outline a few important factors, guidelines and top tips to make oral health care for young children healthy, fun and simple to implement.
1. Dental Appointments for Babies and Toddlers in Dubai

Tooth decay is highly prevalent amongst young children; affecting 23% of 5-year olds in the UK have had tooth decay. The pain and discomfort associated with this impacts negatively on children’s sleep, play and ability to eat. This will also impact on their learning, development and overall wellbeing. Fortunately, tooth decay is largely preventable when the right steps are taken. Regular dental appointments are vital; babies should begin going to the dentist as soon as their first tooth comes through and should visit the dentist at least one every six months thereafter.

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