Open Communication Approach

open communication

Open communication is one of the values that drive Education Smart Care. Success for children means that they get ideas and then internalize them in such a way as to apply them in practical situations. That is the objective of the professional educators. At every stage of the progress is a specific challenge that needs to be overcome. For example the child might not be picking up the right lessons or they might be reading the information incorrectly.

It is imperative that children are given all the opportunities that they need to have a practical application of the knowledge that they have acquired in various settings. Parents have a role to play in this because of the unique bond that they have with their children. It is this foundation that will help the professional educators to address the needs of the child.

Keeping in touch with your child

Helping Child with Spelling

helps child spelling

It is quite common for children’s reading to be better than their spelling but it is a mistake to think that by reading more and more a child’s spelling will automatically improve – it won’t. Some children seem to develop spelling ability very easily but the vast majority need a lot of help and teaching. All children need to be taught a way of learning to spell both new words and those which cause them problems.

Left to their own devices, children will often try to learn a word by repeating the letter names over and over to themselves. This may be a way of remembering something for the short term, but it is not likely to result in long term learning. The best way of illustrating this is to think about what happens when you need to look up a telephone number. You look it up, repeat the number two or three times and then dial it. You can remember which number to dial then, but if you were asked what that number is a few hours later you wouldn’t be able to recall it.

Teaching Phonics to Young Children

teaching preschool phonics

This is where a child is taught to use the sounds and patterns of letters in order to help them deal with unfamiliar words. Some teachers believe that while all children need some knowledge of letter patterns and sounds, they should not be encouraged to ‘sound out’ or ‘build up’ words; rather that they should use their phonic knowledge to help them guess what words are likely to be and then to check their guesses. Other teachers believe that sounding out words is helpful. For example, faced with the word sheep a child may be encouraged to break the word into parts, sound them out and then put them together. To do this he or she must know how sh, ee and p are commonly pronounced and how to blend the sounds together to make the word.

Schools using this kind of approach will probably have a definite phonics teaching programme which the children follow, for example :

Talking About Stories – Helping Your Child Learn To Read

stories reading with child

It is often great telling parents to talk about the story when we are reading with our children. What exactly does this mean ?
stories reading with child
The point of talking about what children are reading is to help them think about what they are reading, to interpret and understand it. It is also a means of helping them to develop their language skills, enhance their enjoyment of a story and, of course, a way of checking on their understanding. When a child is talking about what they have read you can soon tell if they’ve got the wrong end of the stick about something !

Talking about a story also means talking about the illustrations. We ‘read’ pictures just as much as we read words and not only do illustrations add something to a story but they can also tell part of a story. Information is often conveyed in pictorial or diagrammatic form so it is obviously important to be able to understand pictures and to attend to the details in them. While it is natural to make comments about a picture such as “That’s a scary looking witch isn’t it?” or simply “That’s nice!” we do need to try and do something more sometimes. Questions and comments such as the following can help towards getting children to really think about illustrations.

Assessing Student’s Reading in the Classroom

Student Reading Assess

Student Reading Assess
There are two ways of assessing reading and these are called Informal and Formal Assessment.

Many of the children that are touched by these program come from backgrounds which are hovering near the poverty line. It is therefore unreasonable to simply concentrate on education without the other aspects of their lives which change the outlook on the things that they do. It is crucial that there are clear guidelines on the types of things that can be done to achieve success in this area.

Informal Assessment

What to Do If Your Child Dislike of School Reading Scheme ?

Child School Reading Scheme

What to Do If Your Child Dislike of School Reading Scheme ?

Child School Reading Scheme

My child hates his school reading scheme… what can I do about it?

The first thing to do is to try and be sure why he hates it. Is it because he is reading books which are too difficult for him and so he gets frustrated and disheartened? Does he not like the characters in the stories) Does he not like the stories (or lack of stories; in any, all or some of the books? Do try and talk to him about it because you also need to be sure that it is a genuine aversion to the scheme itself and not towards reading in general or reading to you at home specifically.

The next thing to do is to make arrangements to see his class teacher. The best way of tackling this is to write a note asking if you could go and talk about your child’s reading on such and such a date or an alternative one if that is not convenient.

Student Success and Literacy

children education success

Without basic literacy, it is nearly impossible to ensure that students get the best outcomes in their academic careers. The literacy skills that they started learning in kindergarten will have an influence on their ability to deliver the right kind of progress in the classroom. Without these skills the children are liable to drop out and they are not as successful as their abilities might indicate.

Education Smart Care Center is helping in such way of preparing the background for the children, so that they are prepared when the time comes to challenge the highest echelons of the education system. This is not something that is that easy to achieve. However the participation of major stakeholders has made a difference in terms of raising awareness about the need to improve literacy skills in young children.

Looking for the evidence of early success

Early Literacy and Childhood Poverty

Childhood Literacy

Far too often there is a link between childhood illiteracy and childhood poverty. Parents that have limited means will find that their priorities are skewed towards basic needs instead of some of the other nuanced concepts which make the life whole. Of course we cannot forget the fundamental need to keep the child fed and clothed.

Nevertheless the literacy level that they have will have an impact on their life chances. It will determine the types of citizens that they will make and their overall place in society. The consequences of failing to address the literacy needs of the kids might lead them to a situation whereby they are chasing the failed trails of the difficult processes within the context of the struggle for resources. Happily Educational Smart Care Center is doing its bit in order to promote childhood literacy.

Education must never become the preserve of the rich people

Appropriate Educational Opportunities

children educational opportunity

The Educational Smart Care have placed an emphasis on the need to control the educational outcomes of school children with a specific emphasis on the development of strategies. These strategies take into consideration the age and the needs of the child. Therefore all the activities which are agreed as part of the program are put through a very stringent process where justification has to be found for all the issues that are being presented to parents and the other stakeholders. This approach effectively ensures that children are never doing too much.

There is encouragement for those establishments that are committed to child welfare and the ability to increase the opportunities for those young people within the program. It also means that parents are reassured about the aims and protocols of the system.

Assessing the curriculum in a new light

A Charitable Educational Experience

charitable education

Educational Smart Care Center has been able to create structures that are based on a friendly atmosphere and a charitable ethos. This is a noble initiative and it seems to have the support of the general community. It also handles many of the serious issues that affect children at this stage of their lives. Research has shown that the things that happen to children when they are three years of age will have a profound effect on how they grow up as adults. It will also have an influence on the way that they perceive the community. If the spirit of volunteerism has already been planted in those children, then it is relatively simply for those values to follow them into adulthood.

Understanding the needs of children

Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read

The Reach Out and Read program is one of the proudest contributions that are made by Education Smart Care Center. This is a scheme that is designed to encourage children into the habit of reading with the help of their parents. It has been particularly successful in changing the face of the educational system for the better. For example it tackles the issues of literacy at the community level so that parents are supported by all the people that are within the community. That is an achievement that is worth fighting for.

There are different perspectives on the various schemes that have been implemented in an effort to raise the level of functional literacy within the community. Many of these initiatives can be justified by the wonderful results that they have been able to bring to the table so far. The end result is that the various elements of the community are effectively supported in the initiatives to improve literacy across the different levels.

Working through some of the demanding aspects of the program

The foundation, and Our Beliefs

Belief in Education

Education Smart Care cover a full range of ages from infants to toddlers. Programs extent to nursery and kindergarten kids depending on the needs of the parents. children is at the heart of our programs and therefore we have been placing great emphasis to create bespoke learning initiatives that open up windows for children and allow them to see the world in a different light. It is an initiative that is attracting support from different perspectives including the medical world. These initiatives has been able to transform the landscape for young children and to open up the possibilities of working within a context that is open to different interpretations. It is a perfect marriage of objectives.

Many of the children that are touched by these program come from backgrounds which are hovering near the poverty line. It is therefore unreasonable to simply concentrate on education without the other aspects of their lives which change the outlook on the things that they do. It is crucial that there are clear guidelines on the types of things that can be done to achieve success in this area.

Contribution of Volunteerism

Education volunteer

Through the various projects that are organized by the Educational Care Center you can get involved in a practical definition of volunteerism and the contribution that it makes to society in general. Far too often there is a cavalier attitude towards volunteering because it is not seen as one of the glamorous ways in which you can spend your leisure time. However the role of volunteerism has grown. The president has made it part of his community outreach program that is supported by many charitable organizations that are concerned for the welfare of children.

The work of the different educators and workers within the volunteer program has been absolutely invaluable in changing the paradigm with which education is viewed in the different perspectives. Instead of concentrating on the provision of standard curriculum items, this sort of study opens up other opportunities that are normally set aside.

Get involved in building bridges with educations

Teaching Children to Give Back

community giveback

Education Smart Care Center provide the right platform for developing a volunteer approach to learning. Giving back to the community is an important consideration in all the things that are done by the institution. Children are taught from an early age that it is better to give than to receive. This is the early start to the future development of the community. If children are driven by mere selfish interests then it is very difficult to make a case for them to give back to the community. It will seem like an absurd intrusion on their ambitions.

In this case, there is a strong case to be made for the inclusion of specific measures that give children the leeway to expand their knowledge of the needs that other people have. Once they understand that there are needy people in the world, it is a moral impetus that everyone should get involved in helping the rest of the community. That is when charitable giving begins.

The dimensions of the work that children have to undertake

Parents and Children

Parent Children

The responses from parents have been enormously encouraging. This is because of the general convenience that provide wonderful ethos that underpins the work that we do. It has been really touching for level of support that is inherent for Education Smart Care.

Childcare is one of the most expensive costs for a parent in the developed world. In fact the charges are so high that it is sometimes important to review the provisions with a view to securing welfare support. The fact that Education Smart Care offer a secure environment for young kids to learn, means that parents are no longer worried about the provision of child care.

Helping Young Children with Handwriting

There are various aspects to handwriting which need to be considered when we think of improving it. This question usually arises in the mid-junior years so that is the stage of development that I shall concentrate on, listing each point and the things to look out for.

Pencil Grip

Do check how your child is holding the pencil and encourage a grip which is both comfortable and allows proper control of the pencil. Some children press very hard when they write which is tiring and hard work, resulting sometimes in handwriting which deteriorates as more is written. They need to be encouraged to relax their grip more.

Holding the Paper

This may seem silly but there are children who don’t keep the paper or book in place with the non-writing hand with the obvious result that the paper or book moves and the child’s writing suffers each time.

Letter Formation

Forming the individual letters correctly is crucial to good handwriting so check to see if this is the problem with your child. The best way is to ask her or him to copy out a sentence which contains all the letters of the alphabet while you watch closely. Here are two example sentences to choose from :

Reading Schemes And Materials For Home Reading

Are Reading Schemes And Materials For Home Use A Good Idea ?

Well…The short answer to this is: both Yes. . . and No .

They are not a good idea if they lead to any kind of pressure being put on a child to learn to read. Making a reluctant child work at home in order to accelerate progress is only likely to lead to rebellion at some later stage. They are a good idea if the materials are :

  • – bright and exciting ;
  • – written by someone who really does know their business and who understands what is happening in schools ;
  • – genuinely appealing to children ;
  • – likely to provide you with some support in helping your child to learn.