This article will critically evaluate approaches to early childhood education and examine in actual practice, develop and share a professional and personal philosophy for ECD pedagogy, and reflect on personal growth through self-directed learning.
As an ECD educator, the following principles are important in early childhood education.
Playfulness: play provides young children with opportunities to control what they know and what is happening (Greenfield, 2012). Playing provides children with unsuspecting opportunities, which will provide them an opportunity to use objects and carry out activities in a manner that is meaningful to them. Playing together with friends, provides the children with a chance to exercise self-control, and harness what they already know take chances to co-operate, and interact, or socialise with others (Kelly & White, 2012).
2. Adaptability: creating adaptable classrooms in vital in building conducive learning environments. The face of the world — school, and learning environment is changing rapidly (ISAACS, 2008 —. People from different backgrounds and cultures represent the normal classroom environment. Different children have different needs. The classroom environment should be able to adapt to the student needs, regardless of the race, colour, backgrounds, age, mental capacity, age and gender.