A child’s development is very rapid during early childhood. At this formative age, children get their first experiences with the world that exists outside their homes. A child learns more than just the basics such as the alphabet and numbers in pre-school. This is also the time that children develop various abilities and skills that they would require for interactions with new people, things and situations. An enriching environment nourishes the different aspects of development namely – physical, motor, language, cognitive, emotional and social.
A teacher who aspires to be an early childhood educator must be skilled at managing children and planning these enriching experiences. The teacher must be aware of the developmental needs of young children to achieve the goal of providing the best learning environment.