Interview of an Early Childhood Teacher

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Interview of an Early Childhood Teacher
Patricia Cole
ECE 101 Pathways to teaching young children: An Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Darlene Newcomb
April 15, 2013

Interview of an Early Childhood Teacher

Today is April 5, 2013 at Inca Head Start with patsy Beasley. Patsy has agreed to take time out of her busy schedule to help us understand her thoughts and outlooks of her job as a three year old teacher. Patsy started her career in early childhood education about forty one years ago. She has been with her present job about fifteen years. She taught in Stockton California for about twenty six years before her family moved to Oklahoma. She has been in early education since 1972 and requirements were a high school diploma and an early childhood certificate. She later received her associate’s degree while she still lived in California. Soon after moving to Oklahoma she started working for Inca Head Start and in the last several years there were talk about all early education teachers would need to have a bachelor’s degree. She once again went back to college and attained here bachelor’s degree in early childhood education.
There are several competences that are necessary to work as a teacher for Inca Head Start. I as a teacher am responsible for planning all classroom activities and overseeing other staff in my room. I am responsible for teaching age appropriate learning skills according to the individual child’s abilities. I am to encourage and assist parents in becoming involved with their child's education and all other duties that insure compliance with federal and state regulations. A typical day for me starts at seven thirty in the morning. I start my day by making sure all of the computers and our smart board is turned on and that the art area is stocked and ready for busy little hands. I make sure that all my material is ready to…...

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