early childhood education refers to the time period in between birth and kindergarten. It is said that this is a crucial time for learning and children learn how to interact with others during these years. They also might start developing their own interests during this time that could stick with them for a lifetime. Early childhood educators might find challenges in deciding when to give one on one undivided attention and when to teach as a group, as a whole.
- Early childhood educators should get to know the interests of their children, and to work closely with parents.
- Educators must find the correct balance between working one-on-one with children and managing the group as a whole.
- Preschool teachers can work in schools, religious and professional organizations, or day care services.
“But Alvarado says it’s a common misperception that early childhood education is only about learning basic skills.”