Shaping the Little Minds for Our Future

Shaping the Little Minds for Our Future

By: Gowri C

September 4, 2019

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How do you know if your child is developing at the right rate for its age?

 

The essential areas of growth for a child are;

 

  • Gross motor and fine motor skills (psychomotor skills)
  • Cognitive skills (learning, thinking, problem solving)
  • Language and communications development
  • Social and emotional skills
  • Self-help and independence skills (self-feeding, hygiene and toileting, dressing etc)

 

The first five years of a child’s life are critical for development. The experiences children have in these years help shape the adults they will become. No two kids develop the same. Many variables such as, physical, psychomotor and emotions are vital to the development of a child. All of these areas are linked, and each depends on and influences the others. Research has explored that; caregiver can manage their own and child’s expectations and nurture the best qualities in the children if the child is given the autonomy to grow.

 

Teachers/caregivers of the child play an equal and/or vital role in helping to shape the kid for the future. Giving the child the opportunity to learn is, important. Through the opportunity to explore, observe, experiment, solve problems and learn from their mistake is quintessential for their development. It is also vital to find a balance between helping the child and letting the child make its own mistake as finding out for itself is the raison d’etre to learning and growth.

 

The demand for Early Childhood Educators has been increasing over the years and by the 2020, there would be a demand for extra 3,000 teachers needed. The early childhood sector has evolved quickly over 6 years and it doesn’t stop there.

 

If you are passionate to shape the little minds for our future,

 

You can enroll at Arium School of Arts & Science. We provide students with an-depth chance to learn about child development and the uniqueness of young children and how to work with children in a way that corresponds to their developmental level, social and cultural environment. Students will learn about the importance of play and technology in young children’s learning process. If is boon or bane in a child’s life.

 

We offer several courses related to Child Development.

 

We offer Professional Certificate for those interested in short courses that provide basic understanding of Child Development. Our diploma are endorsed by Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (Singapore

 

Click here to check out the complete list of the numerous certificate and diploma program which ASAS has to offer

 

References:

Paulo, D. A. (2018, December 3). Why it’s still so hard to have more early childhood educators in Singapore. Retrieved from https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/cnainsider/why-still-hard-get-early-childhood-educators-singapore-preschool-10871542

Child Development: The First Five Years. (2019). Retrieved August 27, 2019, from https://babybonus.msf.gov.sg/parentingresources/web/Babies/BabiesDevelopment/BabiesChild_Development/Babies_Child_Development?_afrLoop=4451921930314932

Sholihyn, I. (2019, July 23). Singaporean children at higher risk of speech and language delays due to excessive screen time. Retrieved from https://www.asiaone.com/digital/singaporean-children-higher-risk-speech-and-language-delays-due-excessive-screen-time

Ramalingam, C. (2018, April 10). Childhood Development: Is My Child Meeting Milestones at the Right Time? Retrieved from https://singaporemotherhood.com/articles/2018/04/childhood-development-milestones/

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