bjectives of the Early Childhood Care and Development Policy of Ghana to national development

1. State and discuss the relevance of any five (5) objectives of the Early Childhood Care and Development Policy of Ghana to national development (10 Marks) The following are philosophies of two early childhood institutions in Ghana Nana Takyiwaa Wereko II Learning Centre and Wonder Early Childhood Model Pre-school. Read them carefully and answer question 2 (a) for EACH philosophy. 2. 1. Nana Takyiwaa Wereko II Learning Centre’s philosophy is based on the knowledge that all children go through predictable stages of development at their own pace and leam through play, while recognizing the importance of the family context. Staff facilitates children’s development and learning by providing developmentally appropriate experiences, materials, and activities in a child-centered, safe, healthy, and nurturing environment. The goal of our program is to help families foster the development of the whole child in all areas of development. II. Wonder Early Childhood Model Pre-School is in the heart of a low-income community. The mission of the Model Preschool is to provide a new framework for addressing early childhood NOTE: ANSWERS SHOULD NOT EXCEED TWO PAGES. DR N Y NYARKO GOOD LUCK care in the country and to complement our Teacher Training Program. In other words, the school seeks to provide a warm, secure, nurturing and academically stimulating center for children and their families. As it is our desire to improve the lives of children around the world, the school seeks to provide a holistic child development approach for children 0-5 years. The program provides teachers with alternative approaches to teaching that are more engaging for children and that provide children with an activity-driven learning environment. With the child as the focus, the model school is staffed with highly motivated, skilled, and experienced Early Childhood teachers, caregivers, and administrators. a. Identify and justify the influence of five (5) pioneers of early childhood education whose ideas you believe are reflected in the philosophies above. (10 marks each) 3. Explain in detail the ideas of three (3) of the pioneers chosen in 2(a) above. (9 marks)