Children are respected, nurtured, and challenged and they are given the variety in their daily schedule in this kindergarten. The surroundings are bright and colorful while the kindergarten classroom looks neat and orderly. The displays on the wall tend to be colorful and fun for young children to reduce anxiety for those separated from their parents for the first time. The outdoor space is available for free play for kids. Outdoor environments give children an opportunity to fulfill their basic needs for freedom, adventure, experimentation, risk-taking and let them just being children.
Besides, every kindergarten emphasizes the development of self-esteem among children. This is the process of helping children be confident in their ability to tackle the challenges of learning. From the observations, student works have created an inexpensive and powerful decoration for the classroom. It gives them a sense of pride and accomplishment.
Furthermore, every kindergarten provides a combination of formal and informal activities for children. Teachers designed different teaching techniques to engage children in active learning. Teachers keep their teaching style lively by using the link and think methodology. It is a useful method in learning and teaching. This methodology helps children to learn and experience new things hands-on and mind. It provides children with an opportunity to learn and practice the essential social, emotional, problem-solving, and study skills that they will use throughout their schooling. Then, they have their own multimedia program as a guideline for the teacher to use for teaching purposes.
Next, the principal and the teachers in every kindergarten are having a positive relationship with young children. They establish a caring and loving atmosphere and provide emotional support to children. From the observations, teachers listen actively to children and provide positive nonverbal communication such as smiling and making eye contact with them.
Besides that, family members are welcomed into the educational program. Information about each child’s progress is routinely shared with parents after the observation for assessment. The kindergarten organized different types of activities that involve parents so that they can actively contribute to the educational goals of their children. Teachers are able to have respectful and collaborative relationships among staff and parents.
Moreover, the kindergarten has the awareness of the importance of safety and cleanliness among children. Fire safety measures should be adequate in kindergarten be prepared proper fire exit plans for children. Regular hand washing is a standard procedure for most classrooms. They also prepared instant hand sanitizer for children to use.
Children spend a lot of time on the floor and it is also a prime spot for safety hazards to arise. From the observations, toys are not kept orderly from one of the playing corners in every kindergarten. A messy playroom makes children hard to find a spot to play and choose a toy to play with since there are too many interesting choices. It also provides a great deal of danger to children. Injuries to the eye, mouth, arms, or legs could happen anytime depending on the toy and the possibilities.
Children are messy creatures but there are ways to encourage children to clean up. In order to make it better, early childhood educators should be role models. They can show children that they value the toys and the environment by packing up and cleaning up the mess together. Make it a habit and routine to clean up together with children.