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There are plenty of places that you can work in the early childhood education field that have health benefits and pay. If you truly have the heart for early childhood education, you should go for it, as there are not many people that truly have the heart for it.

Some places that you can work with benefits:
Public school system-pre-kindergarten teacher
County government-social worker for preschoolers
Self employed-home daycare provider, buy your own health insurance
Pediatrician-work with young children and make a lot of money
Daycare center-many provide health benefits
Good luck to you!

Preschool | Answered on Mar 24, 2017


Eww is one of those phrases that never seems to go away. Some people over use the word, but there are a lot worse things that they could say instead.

Preschool | Answered on Mar 24, 2017


That depends on how old you are, where you live, and the places that you want to go. If you are wanting to go somewhere alone in a dangerous neighborhood or after dark, than your mom is likely right, and you shouldn't do those things alone. Also, young girls are more at risk for problems when they are out alone rather than in groups, and young guys there is a little less to worry about. I don't think anyone under 13 years old needs to go anywhere at anytime alone outside of their house and to school. If you are older than that, then try showing your mom you are responsible; text her to let her know that you are okay; call her when you reach your destination; and reassure her frequently that you are fine.

Preschool | Answered on Mar 24, 2017


No they couldn't. I am a female and I understand that there are truly some things that women cannot do, no matter how hard they try. There are also certain things that put them at a disadvantage like raging out of control hormones, their menstrual cycle, and pregnancy. Emotionally women are in a different league then men are. These women who keep saying that women are the future better realize that without both genders, men and women, there is no future.

Preschool | Answered on Mar 24, 2017


There are so many positive personality traits in this world, and yet you don't use a single one to describe yourself, that is very, very sad.

I try to be honest, appreciative, sensitive, and trustworthy in all things. My friends are much the same way. I appreciate them and they appreciate me.

Preschool | Answered on Mar 24, 2017


You shouldn't be in an early childhood environment from the sounds of things. I've taught preschool, pre-kindergarten, nursery school, and Sunday School, all early childhood 18 months-5 year old kids. I've had classes as small as 12 and classes as large as 48.

The first thing that you need to understand is that young children have an extremely short attention span. The general rule is you get one minute of their attention for each year old they are up to age 5. What this means is a 1 year old has a 1 minute attention span; a 2 year old has a 2 minute attention span; a 3 year old has a 3 minute attention span; and so on and so forth. That means that the average four year old has a four minute attention span. That doesn't mean that every four year old has that short or that long of an attention span, it's a general guideline.

What you need to realize is that middle school and early childhood education are two very, very different worlds. Middle school aged children are in the pre-teen age and are very difficult to work with. You have things like peer pressure, bullying, makeup, drugs, alcohol, etc to worry about. I would lose my mind in a classroom of middle school aged children because I do not have patience for the smart mouthing, the back talking, and the drama, all of which middle school aged children have. At the same time, there are people I know, including my significant other, who would lose it in a classroom of 48 four and five year old's. I've seen many parent helpers fold under the pressure.

The way a child behaves in school, daycare, and other settings depends on the way that they are allowed to behave at home. If they get away with hitting, pushing, and biting siblings at home, chances are they will try it on their peers in the classroom. Sometimes, a child who is a little angel at home is poorly behaved in a classroom setting, and when that happens, you have to find the cause. It could be anything from them not getting to use their favorite colored crayon to someone grabbing the book they wanted before they did. On the opposite end of things, if you have a child that behaves badly at home, but is an angel in school, it's usually a reflection of the parenting and/or the child not getting enough attention at home and loving the attention they receive in class.

Some of what you described is not misbehaving at all. Asking the same question 100 times is very normal for kids this age. So is the "why" questions. Example: "why is the sky blue", "because God made it that way", "why", "because he made everything perfect", "why". You can get stuck in that loop if you are not careful. The best way around it is to try to avoid answering questions with a simple yes or no, so they don't ask for clarification. You get used to kids asking the same question 100 times, even 1,000 times. I remember I had a child who used to ask "why do we wear shoes" every five minutes.

As you've found out, ignoring a child is not going to help the situation, nor is it going to make the child stop asking questions. Ignoring the child is also considered disrespectful when they are not doing anything wrong, especially in a classroom setting. What you need to do is divert the child's thought pattern into the activity that you are currently doing. For instance, the child who asked "why do we wear shoes" asked when it was snack time, so I said "Amy we wear shoes to protect our feet, do you want to help me get snack ready". If you give children the chance to show that they can be helpers and do good things, they act out less frequently.

The getting up and down from nap is also quite normal. Some kids don't take naps at home. If they don't have naps at home on the weekends, transitioning them into nap time for the school week is hard to do. You can try handing the child a book to "read quietly" and say something like "Brittany, it's okay if you don't want to take a nap but I need you to stay on your cot and read quietly so that the other kids can sleep". Believe it or not, if you offer an alternative to napping, the child will often take it. Sometimes if you give them a book to read quietly, they will settle down on their cot and fall asleep on their own, literally because they had permission not to take a nap.

The other behaviors that you describe are not considered normal for a four year old. Throwing toys over the fence is never acceptable. When this happens usually a time out is the best way to solve it, put the kid away from the playing children and let him simmer down and realize he can't have fun while he's on time out. Tell him when he's ready to apologize and change his behavior he can get out of time out. The lying is also unacceptable, I would bet he has listening and behavior problems at home.

Calling a kid a brat is never acceptable. Disliking a child and wanting them gone is never acceptable. Whether you like a kid or not, you should never feel like you want them gone. Some kids go through phases and behave completely different in six months or a year then they do right now. Some kids stay that way their entire life. When you say you are glad you want the kid gone, what you are essentially saying is if the kid got hit by a car and died, you wouldn't miss them. If that was not your intention in your words, you should be careful how you word things, because parents can see that as threatening. I would never allow a child to be in a classroom where a teacher or worker did not want the child to be there or the child was thought to be a brat.

Your statement that you love that the mom believes a different environment would be a different situation which you believe is false is ludicrous. You have NO IDEA how this child acts at home, in restaurants, outside of the classroom, unless you've spent time with this child outside of the classroom. Having also been a nanny, daycare worker, and babysitter for many years, I can tell you that the way an adult approaches a child, the mixture of the kids, everything down to the temperature of the room can affect a child and sometimes yes, all it takes is a different environment.

I think you really need to examine your heart and see if you have a heart for this age group. It sounds like being among the middle school aged children gave you thick skin, which I commend you for, because I definitely don't have it. Preschoolers on the other hand need love, discipline, acceptance, and plenty of patience. It sounds like you do not have the heart for this type of work.

Preschool | Answered on Mar 23, 2017


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Since you already have a virus, here are some things that you can do to get rid of it:
First, buy a professional anti-virus software program or download a free one. My favorite free anti-virus software program is AVG Antivirus.
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If you cannot install a software program because the virus is so bad, you can try an online virus scanner. My favorite is Bit Defender's online scanner. It is free to use.
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Good luck to you!

Preschool | Answered on Mar 23, 2017


because he`s awesome

Preschool | Answered on Mar 15, 2017


Great!

Preschool | Answered on Mar 15, 2017


Allegiance is defined as the loyalty of a citizen to his or her government or of a subject to his or her sovereign. Is it possible to be divided in allegiance for both country and God? What if one demands an action that the other prohibits? Jesus himself stated the principle: "No one can slave for two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stick to the one and despise the other." (Matthew 6:24) Jesus was there speaking about dividing one's loyalties between God and riches, but he clearly felt that the same principle applied to involvement in politics-as did his followers in the first century. The oldest available records show that Jesus' followers in the ancient world did not take any active part in politics. Because they gave all their worship to the One whom Christ worshipped, they refused to pledge allegiance to Rome and its emperor, to take up military service, and to accept public office. They suffered all manner of hostility as a result.

Preschool | Answered on Mar 15, 2017


It will be 1. :)

Preschool | Answered on Feb 25, 2017


For giving best answer you should have knowledge about that thing which is asked and you also have to understand the question completely.

Preschool | Answered on Feb 23, 2017


depends where and how big and what it is

Preschool | Answered on Jan 20, 2017


just wait till they find out they might not even have to know or justsay it was something else or just say ur sick the day of the suspension

Preschool | Answered on Jan 20, 2017

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