How The Best Early Childhood Education Programs Work

Nowadays, people with young children are increasingly finding them with quite a big number of early childhood programs that they can choose to put the youngsters through. In this context, we are using the term 'early child education program' to refer to those programs that children go through prior to their joining the formal school system at grade one. The different early childhood education programs are usually based on quite different educational philosophies. They are also usually structured differently, and tailor (in terms of their content) to offer the kids different types of information in readiness for their enrollment into the higher education systems.

Many people, now wake to the important role of child education in shaping up a person's feature, are expressing a strong desire in seeing that their kids go through decent ECD programs. Therefore many are known to proceed to the early childhood education centers, and pose questions on how the different childhood education systems work. But the answers given to those questions do not help them much, because a description of each early childhood program makes it seem alluring. That is especially the case, given the fact that the developers are always keen on putting very reasonable explanations for pretty much each and every aspect of their program.

At the end of the day, we know that some early child education programs are better than others. ECD programs which graduates go on to become educational achievers can be termed as being among the best. ECD programs which graduates, in addition to becoming educational achievers, also tend to become socially competent and physically active adults would also definitely qualify for a spot among the very best childhood education programs. There are therefore two main criteria through which we can judge the quality of an early child education program; criteria via which we can identify the best ECD programs over the rest.

As it turns out, the best ECD programs are those that are structured in a way that creates a genuine love for learning in their students. Kids are by nature curious, and the best ECD programs are created to arouse, rather than dull, that curiosity. Curiosity awakened, the best childhood education programs tend to go on to make the learning process (which is provided to feed the curiosity) fun. This is as opposed to the archaic ECD programs that are known to make learning a chore for the kids. Now human nature inclines us to do things that are 'fun' to us, while disinclining us from doing things that are 'chore-some' to us. And attitudes we acquire early in our lives tend to be attitudes we hold and act on all our lives.

The best early child education programs are also those that are structured in such a way that the students who go through them develop a sense of balance through their lives. This is as opposed to some archaic childhood education that tend to insist on utmost concentration on academic matters, whilst discouraging social …

5 Keys to a Successful Business

Business owners are some of the most optimistic, and often the craziest people in the world. No-one starts a business believing that it will fail. We are all absolutely convinced that our idea is a great one, that we will be successful (where others have failed) and that this business will change our lives for the better. If we did not feel that way, we would never take the risk to invest our own money, or borrow from others to start our business. The reality is however, that, according to the SBA, most businesses ever fail and more that 50% do not survive beyond the first 3 years. Even if you manage to get that far, things can still go horribly wrong, as many seasoned business owners found out during the recession that hit us during 2009 to 2012.

So, does this mean that you should not start a business at all? Absolutely not. I believe that your business can be an outstanding success, if you approach it in the right way, avoid repeating previous mistakes and implication discipline on yourself as the owner. Here are some of my suggestions on how you can make sure that your business succeeds:

Discipline:

Lets start with you. Successful business owners are disciplined people and more often than not, businesses fail because their owners fail. Your business must compete to succeed. There is always someone out there, trying to win over as many of the customers that you are targeting. Business is competitive and if you do not intend to work hard and discipline yourself, then do not get into the arena. Anywhere there is competition, there must be discline. You could have the most unique skill, or the best product idea, but your business will never achieve its full potential, if you do not have discipline.

Discipline is a determination to work hard to get it right. It is not settling for mediocre results but rather working until you achieve the qualities and results that you need to compete. No-one will buy your product if it is substandard, or hire your services if you can not deliver what you promise. Business discipline requires an eye for detail. I learned a valuable lesson very early on in my career. I was once required to do a financial presentation to a senior executive and felt that since I knew this stuff, I could get by with a minimum amount of research and preparation. I went to the meeting and had my presentation ripped to shreds. I was unable to answer questions that were obvious and fell way short on the detail needed to be credible and convincing. I left that meeting upset and angry, not with the executive, but with myself and vowed that this will never happen to me again. As a business owner you will not get things right every time. You will make mistakes and mess-up on occasion. But if your product or service fails, let it not be for lack …

Herbal Remedies – Ancient Wisdom Now Tested By Science

Herbal remedies have been known to man for thousands of years, right from early civilization, though it is impossible to put a date on their discovery. The oldest records of herbs being used as medicines date as far back as 2800 BC; these records were discovered in China.

It is well known that people belonging to Persia, India, China, Egypt and even the Red Indians (America) used herbal extracts to treat the ailing members of their community. Scientists also have evidence that animals, especially apes, know about the medicinal properties of some plants and therefore, scientists reason that herbs could have been used as medicine even before the first human evolved on our planet.

After humans discovered the medical values ​​of plants, herbal medicine became part of folklore and it spread by word of mouth and other antiquated means of communication through the centuries. In the 15th century, the printing press was invented, which helped in spreading the popularity of herbal medicine – herbal medicine recipes were printed on paper and passed around; naturally, they caught on like wildfire. By the 17th century herbal medicine was all over the place. Then allopathic medicines caught on and proponents of the allopathic chain of thought rubbished herbal medicine and claimed that it was too weak as compared to the stronger and effective allopathic medicines.

In 1985 the World Health Organization (WHO) was of the view that herbal medicines are an important constituent of health-care. Even today, debate rages on over the efficacy of herbal medicines. Here are a few herbs which natural healing properties have been scientifically validated:

Ephedrine was an early asthma drug that was derived from the herb, Ephedra.

The plant Meadowsweet contains salicyclic acid and polyphenols – salicyclic is related to aspirin and polyphenols protect the stomach.

St. John's Wort is known to be effective in treating depression.

The plant, Echinacea, has been proven to be effective in boosting the immune system.

Garlic is recognized for its effective cholesterol-lowering qualities.

The goodness of ginger helps protect against heart disease and fight cholesterol too.

Digoxin, a heart medicine, comes from the foxglove plant; Quinine, used to treat malaria, comes from the bark of the Cinchona tree; and, Morphine, the painkiller, comes from the poppy plant.

Although herbal medicines are effective, doctors prefer to stick to the regular medicines because there are many unknown quantities of herbs that still need to be known. Only time and effort will tell how and when the medicinal properties of herbs are fully understood. …

2 Zealous Moms, 2 Education Travesties

A frustrated Ohio mom and a religious New Hampshire mother have discovered that educating kids is not as easy as it may seem.

Kelley Williams-Bolar was sent to jail by a judge because she wanted her kids to get a decent education and Brenda Voydatch's child was sent to public school by a judge because she wanted to instill her faith in her daughter and home-teach her.

Aspiring teacher and current teacher aide Williams-Bolar was fed up with the atrocity which passes for public education in America and she did something about it: She cheated, lied and was caught.

Four years ago, frustrated with the poor education her daughters were receiving in her Akron neighborhood schools and fearful for their safety in her crime-plagued area after their home was burglarized, Williams-Bolar tried to scam the system. With the acknowledged complicity of her father, she enrolled the girls in the nearby, highly-regarded Copley-Fairlawn School District.

The district hired a private investigator to look into her actual residence and determined that Williams-Bolar's kids lived in Akron. After refusing to compensate Copley-Fairlawn by paying $ 30,000. in retroactive tuition, their mother was accused of falsifying records and filing false court papers and jailed for 10 days.

Few would fault Williams-Bolar for her motivations, protecting and educating her daughters. As she said, "It's overwhelming. I'm exhausted. I did this for them, so there it is. I did this for them." As Copley-Fairlawn officials said, she was cheating because her daughters received a quality education without paying taxes to fund it: "Those dollars need to stay home with our students."

There's a larger issue in all this, and that issue does not involve discrimination against Williams-Bolar and her daughters because they are black. Without specifically alleging bias, that implication was made by Williams-Bolar who claims she was "singled out," a claim reinforced by a supporter and by empathetic ABC News commentators.

In point of fact, some hundred other students were investigated and found to stay in other districts. Three families agreed to pay tuition to Copley-Fairlawn, others withdrew their kids, Williams-Bolar willing back and went to jail because of it.

The larger issue is the sorry state of Akron schools as well as many other inner-city schools which are so atrocious that parents resort to subterfuges and illegalities in order to get their children safely educated.

Brenda Voydatch is associated with an entirely different, combined educational-judicial travesty. She did not want another school for eleven year old Amanda. She wanted to insure her daughter not only received an education but that it was a faith-based, Christian education which Amanda would never get in the public school system and which she could provide at home.

Voydatch did not specifically say she wanted to save Amanda from the pagan atmosphere and influences as well as the amoral political correctness that pervade public schools in America today. She simply asserted, "I believe it's a parent's fundamental right to teach a child the beliefs within their home. Her once …

Early Childhood Education Course for Teachers

Early childhood education is a concept that has been applied very effectively to children below the usual school age. It is based on the belief that children will learn through play, which is why the basics are integrated into play and taught to the children. The developer, Jean Piaget, believed those young children and even older ones learn more efficiently effectively through fun and play. Several activities are especially effective such as art, social games and dramatic play. These are supposed to awaken the interest and curiosity of the child and invoke the tendency for make believe and social thinking.

Teachers

Teachers who are educated and trained in early childhood education handle classes in preschool, which includes nursery and kindergarten classes. Children who attend these classes are usually around the ages of three to six years old. Parents are encouraged to be active teachers for their kids as well since they are considered to the first ones to teach while they are still at home. For the most part, some daycare centers recognize the need to integrate the basic lessons to the kids that they care for during the duration of their stay. Such is the importance of educational toys and an educational background for the caregiver. Teachers are taught, educated and trained to recognize the various ways and techniques that will capture the interest and curiosity of a child in order for him or her to want to learn more about the different toys and tools that are utilized. In many universities and schools, this course may reach up to the standard four year course for those teachers but in some, early childhood education may just take a couple of years to learn. Since this is a specialized course, administrators of schools that offer this to young children prefer their teachers to have a full educational background on preschool or elementary as well as have the requisite additional course.

The reality of it is that most of the toys and tools used for early childhood education can be common things that can be seen in the house or replicas of these. This actually encourages the kids to view things in the house in a different way as well as to make them familiar with these things and their uses in everyday life. Make believe and the use of their active imagination is highly encouraged in order for kids to be able to think out of the box and expand their minds and imaginations. Although there is no formal education for this course, some schools and daycare centers integrate formal lessons with play in order to give their children a leg up before they enter nursery or kindergarten. Parents are encouraged to make learning as much fun as they can without the pressure of formal teaching.

This is part of the background for early childhood education. It has become a trend for daycare centers and other places that take care of younger children to integrate basic lessons in their playtime …

How to Become a Data Scientist

A QUICK REFRESHER

If you are millennial on the hunt for a new job or you already have a career that you need to jumpstart, Big Data is your best hope. Why Big Data? In today’s advanced era where everything is being done via computer, massive amounts of information are stored in the form of zeroes and ones. 7.6 billion people on the planet use the internet out of personal or professional need, so the amount of data generated will be a very large quantity. Humans are capable of sifting through only so much data before our minds are overwhelmed by the unending stream of data. But in our heads we have the key to solve every challenge possible through some quick application of compound mathematical ideas and some handy computer applications. Big data is all about analyzing large data sets to reveal patterns and trends, especially as they relate to human behavior and interactions.

WHAT TO EXPECT

This era has seen a lot of modernization and with computers being utilized in every field, there has been an exponential increase in the amount of data we generate. What that means for you is that there will be a lot of opportunities to flourish as a data scientist or a data analyst.

CERTIFICATION IS A MUST

Like every other facet of life, certification plays a very vital role. Attaining a certificate from a reputable source not only tells your employer that you are knowledgeable about the subject matter, it also tells them that you are dedicated and will go the extra mile to improve your knowledge.

HOW CERTIFICATION CAN BENEFIT YOU

A good certification program will always make sure you are thoroughly trained in the basic and advanced aspects of the field. Courses are available in both online and offline versions according to the convenience for the candidates. For people who like learning at their own pace the online version comes highly recommended. People who prefer an up-close classroom environment for their training can always opt for the offline version of the certification program.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN OFFLINE AND ONLINE

The quality of the content that will be taught to the candidates will not differ according to the method of presentation. People who opt for the online mode will be taught through a series of prerecorded video lectures by some of the most qualified individuals in their fields. The online session will be filled with interactive quizzes to reinforce what the candidate has learned. The classroom version, on the other hand, will have more interactive sessions where they can raise their question and get an answer on the spot. Those who opt for the online course will have a way to pose questions online for the instructors and will have the opportunity to discuss topics with other like-minded people that will enable them to flourish.

YOUR NEXT STEP

Hard work and dedication are a must for a flourishing career. As someone who actively wants to pursue his or her dream, often picking …