Approaches in the education of children of preschool age

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Higher Education in University of Massachusetts in Mass. Massachusetts Standards for Preschool and Kindergarten in the Domains of Social and Emotional Learning, and Approaches to Play and Learning. The Social and Emotional Learning Standards focus on the following areas:  Self-Knowledge, Self-Management, Social Knowledge, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision-Making. Persistence, Creativity, Cooperative Play and Learning, Problem Solving, Organizational Skills, and Memory.

The Standards give the field a framework for supporting the development of these important competencies and should be considered in the context of the larger developmental continuum for these two domains. Supporting children’s social and emotional learning and approaches to play and learning should be embedded across all developmental domains and all curriculum areas. The Massachusetts Standards for Preschool and Kindergarten Social and Emotional Learning and Approaches to Play and Learning and “Building Supportive Environments” all represent the efforts of interagency collaboration, consultation with national experts, and extensive input from the diverse early childhood field and work of knowledgeable early childhood professionals. The Department of Early Education and Care and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education are currently working with a vendor to develop high quality trainings for early educators, Kindergarten teachers, administrators, directors and family engagement practitioners. These professional development trainings will be offered in 2016 and will provide opportunities for the field to better understand and implement the Standards.

We communicate with people on a daily basis, and what’s better than learning some important types of etiquette that could improve our daily interactions! I personally worked as an elementary school teacher in Sharjah for a period of time. It was so beautiful, so pleasing to the ears and I had taken it for granted! We meet our brothers and sisters day in and day out. So, let’s recall some fantastic communication tips from the sunnah. Your smiling in the face of your brother is charity. This is an instant ingredient to start any conversation positively and to remove any past ill feelings that could be present.

Pay attention to the tone and volume: Beware of your tone and the volume of your voice. Your tone determines whether you will make your relationship or break it. Any undesirable loudness in your voice could put people off and make any further attempts to communicate futile. It will repel hatred and create love between you. Habituate yourself with saying the full and complete greeting and earn 30 rewards every single time you greet someone!

There are no two Muslims who meet and shake hands, but they will be forgiven before they part. Inquire about people: Ask them how they are doing and inquire about their health and well-being and that of their family and friends. They will feel loved and cared for. Remember not all are the same: Consider people’s different characteristics and differences while communicating.