The organization that I am following is the National Association for the Education of Young Children. This organization focuses on the development and well-being of young children. In the volume Teaching Young Children and the issue titled “Unplanned Explorations and Lively Minds” it focuses on how as educators we should just let children learn new experiences own their own, without the guidance and planning of a teacher. I believe that the whole issue was related to my current professional development because it gave me an insight and knowledge on how to continue to provide a learning environment for young children. For example, if children were engaging in conversation, the teacher would not interrupt; instead she would document the development of language skills. This issue also focused on how as early childhood professionals we should encourage, support, and create a learning environment for young children.
At the present time none of the ideas, statements, or resources made me thinks about the issue in a new way. The information on the website only enhanced my knowledge about the issue in the Early Childhood Field.
In the issue it discusses how children who are 5 years old need a rich and learning environment, just as the neuroscientists having been saying all of the time; and now the economists and politicians are seeing the value of early education and the significant benefits of children acquiring knowledge at such young ages.
From exploring the website, I realized that NAEYC is committed to meeting the needs of young children.
National Association for the Education of Young Children http://www.naeyc.org/tyc/article/unplanned-explorations-lively-minds