By Kennedy Lane
Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nurturing the minds of today’s youth and teaching young children what they need to know to become successful in life can be so rewarding. As a teacher of young children, you have the opportunity to exercise your creativity in nurturing their skills and abilities so that they can navigate their worlds effectively.
Teaching The Necessities Of Life
Being a teacher in early childhood education allows you to teach young children everything that they will need to know to be successful in the future. Besides their parents who are their first teachers, you get to teach them topics that will enable them to be successful in school. These things may seem simple, but they are very important to know throughout the course of their life.
Being A Positive Influence
As their teacher, you are the person that they see almost every day. You are there for them five out of seven days of the week. You are the smiling face that they see on a daily basis. Your actions and words influence them every single day, even when you do not realize it. Even the smallest of actions they are able to pick up on. They notice when you smile at them, or lend them a helping hand. They see what you are doing and mimic your actions whether they are good or challenging. You have to be careful about what you say and do around students because they are always watching and will copy you.
Young children are always in need of help and support. They always need help with the smallest things. If you are willing to help them with anything and everything that they need, they will love you so much more because they know that they can rely on you for anything that they need. If you are there for them, they will want you in their lives so much more and that is always so rewarding. To have their love as much as you care for them is one way that makes teaching worth while.
You Are Teaching and so Much More
You are trusted mentor and guide, you are there for emotional support. They look up to you. You are doing way more than teaching them their ABC’s and their 123’s. You are teaching them love and kindness, how to share and how to express their emotions. You are teaching them life skills that they will need for the rest of their life.
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