Fundamental Foundations in Early Childhood Development


At its core, there are three pillars critical to support this foundation. First, ethics – development of personality and values; a vital element to helping a child learn their role within society and culture. Secondly, innovative pedagogy – captivating a child’s mind through curriculum and activities built for specific learning styles. Language, sensory, and social interactions with both adults and children, along with warm, loving, and consistent care, are the keys to making it possible for children to form secure attachments to those who care for them and help them grow into curious, confident, and competent learners. Education addresses the physical, mental, social, emotional, and moral training of the child. Thirdly, the educational environment provides that platform from which all aspects of development are nourished. The education environment encompasses more than just the classroom. Unique family, socio economic, and culture differences of each child’s situation should be acknowledged and celebrated. Education is, therefore, absolutely indispensable in shaping the personality and building the character of the child. Education undoubtedly plays a pivotal role in producing the well-rounded, productive, and decent citizens of a nation.

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Prem Dean, National University, United States
Jonathan Roloff, National University, United States

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Conference: ECE2019
Stream: Teaching Experiences

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