The Different Teaching Methods in Early Childhood Education
I can’t believe that my son is going to preschool this coming school year. Any mother who has kids can relate to my feeling of joy, excitement and fear. But like what any mother will do, before enrolling my child to the school he is going to, I have researched the different teaching methods each school I have shortlisted and asked for feedback.
I have learned that different Preschool centers offer teaching methods.
1. Most schools use the Traditional Education method. This type of approach to learning is one that adheres to set standards. Testing and measuring the progress of a child’s learning is important in this kind of setting. There is a set curriculum that defines what is appropriate for a child to learn and to master at each grade level. Most of us grew up being educated in this type of method
2. There is also the Progressive Teaching Method. The progressive approach to teaching prides itself on having a student-centered learning environment. Schools that adhere to this type of style will often say that they allow children to learn through discovery or by doing.
3. The Montessori method of learning believes that each child has the propensity to learn. They learn from the things and the people in their environment. A teacher’s role is to create an environment that allows this innate curiosity to blossom.
Preschool Dublin centers in Ireland like the Giraffe Childcare and Early Learning Center use the Montessori Way of Teaching. Giraffe Childcare & Early Learning Centre is Ireland’s leading provider of quality childcare and Early Years Education for Infants, Toddlers, Pre-school/Montessori and After School children.