Becoming an Early Childhood Teacher
I have always been a very bright, patient and lovely person who usually gives her best at all moments and who solely thinks about doing good for others, especially the ones who need it. I received a great education from my parents and from the school I attended. Somehow they all managed to make me understand the importance of having goals which are easy to reach depending on how dedicated and enthusiastic you are as a person.
Undoubtedly, there are times when I ask myself whether I will be able to reach my most desired goals or not. This is one of all the questions that goes on in my mind every time I think about my future. In the past weeks, I read two articles that are helping me to realize that one of my most desired goals, which is becoming a good Early Childhood Teacher, will not be so difficult.
I was about thirteen years old when I said for the first time that I would love to work with kids when I grow older. I have always adored kids. It may be because of nature or because I have been babysitting since I was little. I remember when I used to take care of my little cousins in my house. Those moments are unforgettable and really mean a lot to me. To be honest, every single time I see a new born baby, I can't resist it and I need to carry him or her. That makes my heart beat surprisingly fast, as if it is my kid that I am carrying.
I read a very interesting article called,“How Do I Become An Early Childhood Teacher?” which points out several things I could relate to.
College Surfing (2012) How Do I Become An Early Childhood Teacher? [online] Available at: http://www.collegesurfing.com/content/become-early-childhood-teacher/ [Accessed: January 23 2012].
The author says, “If you want to become an early childhood teacher, you must have the patience, stamina, and personality to work with a room full of energetic children each day.” Undoubtedly, I relate and agree to this quote because I am known to be a very patient person. I also have the stamina, and lastly, the personality to work with little kids. In addition, I believe I have the advantage of being able remember what it's like to be a child. I know how to go to my "child-side," since I babysit my little cousin two or three days per week. As a result, it makes it easier for me to communicate with her, but most importantly understand her from a kid's point of view.
The second article I read is called, “How Do I Become an Early Childhood Educator,” written by Zeeshan Ahmad.
Ahmad, Z. (2012) How to become an Early Childhood Educator. Study Magazine, [blog] 2011/06/06, Available at: http://studymagazine.com/2011/06/06/how-to-become-an-early-childhood-edu... [Accessed: January 23 2012].
This article truly gives us a lot of important information to know in order to get on the right path. What do I need to start with? The requirements for enrolling in an Early Educators Program are the following: "Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, U or O courses, Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, or mature student status and Finally Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U)."
Training for early childhood education might help me get into Daycare Centers, Elementary Schools, or Specialty schools, such as Montessori or religious schools and more. Attending to college is required, because I will need a degree in education in order to work in my dream job. After getting the job, a good technique is to have Day-to-Day Tasks: Plan daily programs and routines based on play and hands-on activities. The primary means for which would be music, artwork, films, books, and increasingly computers. An Early Childhood Teacher also evaluates and cares for babies and children, working one on one or in groups and also organizing workshops and discussing the progress of the children with their parents or caregivers.
It may sound complicated, but if you truly would like to become a Early Childhood Teacher you will need to go through each and every step mentioned above. I love to offer my help and do good for others, so working with kids would make my life full of happiness because that is what I love to do the most. Personally, working with little kids has always been my passion, and I would like to work with them throughout my whole life. I will do the impossible in order to make my dream come true, and every single day I will make sure to take small steps toward my goal.