As an ECCE Administrator it is my job to guide and observe teachers,
to ensure that best practices when it relates to teaching and learning at the
A teacher standing in front the class/ group to do an
activity is not meaningfully engaging the children at this level, children must
be involved in their learning and if you stand in front of 3-4 years old and
talk or conduct demonstration and do not move, you will have lost them, and the
activity will become teacher centered. An ECCE teacher must move around to get
the children involved, to observe what is happening and to lend support and guidance
at that time to them as they engaged in the planned activity.
Moving around the room during that time allows that teacher
to observe the children, makes short notes on what he/she observed to find out
children's strengths and weakness, so further planning can take place as well
as assess the activity.
ECCE children are not quiet children, when one hears
meaningful chatter amongst preschoolers one knows that leaning is taking place,
when there is silence, one must ask oneself what is going on. Preschoolers are
naturally busy in their learning because they ask questions, answers questions,
share idea, things will be falling because they are finding outs things on
their own, there will be laughter because they are enjoying what they are doing,
and it is meaningful to them.