York Technical College CDC vs. Freedom Montessori School
A child's first developmental moves, will come from education. Education for a child begins while the child is still in the womb, therefore you want to continue a great education when start your child in a day care facility. Upon choosing a facility, a parent would want to assure that the center is fostering, and encourage all areas of early childhood development. A parent would want to examine the rooms of the facility and check for developmentally appropriate equipment, this includes the literacy offered, the toys the children are offered to play with, art supplies, and all other educational tools. Without a good supply of equipment, a child's early development will not be nourished to the full ability. Throughout the months of October and November, I observed two child care centers on several different days. As I was observing, I went in with the mind set of a parent. Throughout every step I took in each center I ask myself, "Would I send my child here, or would my child be learning and growing developmentally correct in this center?" I observed York Technical College Child Development Center, in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Freedom Montessori also in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Both centers I visited implemented early childhood development. It was very clear among teacher, student interaction, daily lessons, and just the atmosphere when entering the center.
York Tech implements the developmental skills through lessons and centers. Each staff member at this center is required to submit lesson plans to assure that each lesson is nurturing these development needs. Each teacher completes a check list from observations. These observations are taken during free play, circle and group times, art, block centers, dramatic play, and anywhere in the classroom the student will have some form of interaction. York tech also encourages rest time. They believe this is an essential time for...