Early childhood education refers to the schooling children receive outside of their home from when they are born until the age of eight. This type of education may occur in nursery, daycare, or preschool settings. The professionals who study, practice, and perform the theories of early childhood education may include children’s specialists, preschool teachers, or daycare directors.
Theories which early childhood educators generally follow are based on the work of Jean Piaget (a pioneer in the psychology field). He believed that through play-based activities, children learn more efficiently and gain a better understanding of things as opposed to learning from instruction. There are five developmental areas of childhood development which include social, emotional, language, cognitive skills, and physical...Read More