Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog, today’s blog will be on my teen life in college, which includes what I’ve studied in college, the assignments that I have to do in college, the work experience and the expectations that was provided from college and the challenges that I have to face along the way in college.
When I first went to college I was really nervous I really didn’t know what i’ve got myself into. However I was reassured by great lectures that actually help me out though achieve my qualification as best as they can. I was fortunate enough to go to a college that helps with special-needs, in which I actually have and it helped me go through my studies within childcare and education and to top it all off though they also give out in level one qualifications in IT literacy and application of number. When I first studied in college was on sleep deprecation and cognitive development, from that part alone, I was already interested to learn even more on childcare and education ?.
There were some exams in there that you have to do including unit three exam which actually takes up the main part of the course that can separate you from either passing or failing the course, but it’s a handwritten exam and to top it all off, there’s even more exams to go though, but that’s only alright they were on the computer and the subjects doing it in IT, literacy and application of number.
From my studies in college, I’ve learned quite a lot on childcare and education including child development, health and safety within a childcare environment, types of play, the motor skills, theorists of play, the kinds of policies and procedures that are within the environment, the celebrations across the world and even on how to deal with certain kind of behaviour that can occur from children as well.
On November 2008, I had my first work placement in a childcare environment was held in a nursery. Myself and two other students were in the staff room, listening to the manager of the nursery on how the nursery works and their procedures within the environment and where we were going to be placed in order for us to know in where we are going to be in and even have to swap ourselves round in order to get a different experience on working with children in different age groups too. Some lasted a day and some only lasted for a few minutes, depending on the situation of the nursery.
I was in the room where the 12-18 month olds are and there were about 8 babies in the room and I was really nervous about working around with babies, because I literally didn’t know on what I got myself into and I never dealt with babies before ?. As time went by, I’ve learned so much from working in a nursery and even had a great experience on dealing with babies, toddlers and with the 4-5 year olds.
During my placement in the nursery, I was going through an assessment and I was being observed by my tutor in childcare and education. The responsibility that I had to do is feed a 12-18 month old baby and I was doing the up and down motion in order to cool the food down and feed it to them. I repeated the motion multiple times and while I was feeding him, the baby started to fall asleep in front of me while I was feeding him (aww ?) luckily the nursery nurses have asked me to feed another baby since the first one fell asleep.
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