The early childhood educator is an individual who accepts the role of caregiver to young children and also elects to educate and teach the children spiritually as well as exploring the rest of the world. An educator is always open to questions and maintains the willingness to be flexible at all times. Teaching in early childhood is different from a school setting because the children have so much more to learn. They want to try to know everything at once and not be left out by the grown ups. The role of an educator expands past just teaching in that a child must be comfortable in their surrounding in order to feel safe to explore. A classroom that a teacher has areas set up to be fully accessible at all times allows young children to explore and learn on their own. An educator must feel comfortable in their classroom as well. It is important to establish good relationships with the children and educator. This way the children feel loved and valued and will come to the educator with questions, concerns, or to share exciting news in their own lives. An educator that establishes good relationships with the parents of the children has gone a step further in caring for the children.
A child or young person’s development can be effected by many areas of their life such as: Background - the child or young person’s housing, family, culture and maybe even their families. If a child has problems at home such as mourning in the family or financial problems this may cause an impact on the child as they are worry about their future and this can effect the emotional and intellectual development. If the child is worrying this may cause lack of sleep causing problems with the child’s concentration in class. This could cause anxiety and