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1 Gloria Romo Olga Andrade CDEC 111 February, 9 2017 Preschool Classroom Observation Students observe and assess early childhood settings, curriculum, and teaching strategies utilizing indicators of quality early childhood practice that support all children including those with diverse characteristic and their families. Introduction Name of the program: o Head Start/State Preschool Location of the program o 15415 S. Pioneer Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 Type of program o Head Start Date and time of visit o First visit 2/3/17 o Second visit 3/8/17
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2 Name of number of specific room observed o Huerta H1 Number and age of the children in the room observed o 17 young children o Three and four-year-old Number of teachers and adults present during your visit o One substitute teacher o One teacher’s aid o Five parents including me Overview of the classroom : Provide a brief overview of the physical setting of the center. Include size, arrangement, and types of learning centers, equipment and materials. Offer a critical analysis about these features with regard to use of space and opportunities to learn and explore. o The physical setting of the classroom is organized in a way that encourages children to dig deeper on their learning. o The size of the classroom is about the size of our CDEC 111 classroom, but it is arranged in different types of learning centers. o The following are the learning centers: Safe center
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3 This is first center of the classroom. Here students are encouraged to reflect and think about their emotions and actions. They are provided with images, books, and stuff animals, and a mat so they can make their selves comfortable and think about how they feel and reflect whether the decision they have made is wrong or right. Library center This center is right next to the safe center and at the right corner of the classroom. It is located far from the dramatic and block areas because those are the nosiest areas. This center includes three bookshelves and two small sofas. Here, young children are provided with materials that make the kids wanting to read and reflect about a book quietly. In this area children learn about letters and word recognition, pattern recognition, about using their memory to recall familiar stories, and they learn proper handling of books. Also, children have a variety of books to choose from, like theme books, basic concept books, nursery books, and puppets with books Science center This is a very interesting area because children have the opportunity of exploring the human skeleton, the life cycle of the butterfly, and they even have a microscope to study the plants and other things. Children have a table and a chair where they can sit and work with the colorful magnifiers, the natural leaves, natural feathers and plastic insect animals. In this area
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4 children expand their vocabulary and learn about the basic science concepts.
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