Samantha Rockwell 10/8/19 ECH 150 Journal #3 1) Reflecting on the Influential Theorists in Chapter 4 (and the Nature Based Article under Articles) - Piaget/Vygotsky's approaches to learning; Neuroscience; Social and Emotional Learning - Share the most significant points that you believe should be present in a high quality early childhood program and why. I think that it is important to understand how children think and develop to better understand how to form a curriculum for them. I also think it is important to be able to understand children’s social and emotional development, this way teachers would be better at solving issues within the classroom or at a home situation. Having teachers understand how to deal with certain situations will help them when those situation arise in the classroom or at home. Being able to help out a child and talk them through different ways of getting through a problem, will help them in the future to use the same materials to help solve the problem they are currently having. This is true for both the neuroscience aspect as well as the social and emotional. It is also true for the language aspect of learning. It is easier and better for a child to understand if they physically understand what is happening. Although you don’t have to know a language perfectly and talk to them only in that language, it is important to understand and let them know that it is okay to speak in another language. As a teacher, you should be able to make connects to their language to make them feel more at home.