Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
Early Childhood Education
early childhood education, positive verbal environment, communication, nonverbal communication, developmentally appropriate practices
Positive verbal environments that early childhood educators create and maintain with children define quality in early childhood education programs. Early childhood educators must be trained and educated on the important impact that a positive verbal environment has on a child's self-esteem and overall development and the contribution it has on a child's social and school success. As professionals we must set goals and learn and establish skills and dispositions needed to achieve those goals. Positive verbal environments as one of those goals explores the importance of self-esteem, knowledge of child development, developmentally appropriate practices and positive guidance that establish the framework to creating meaningful interactions with children. Techniques include verbal and hon verbal communication, positive regard, relaxed availability, and respectful relationships.
Recommended CitationEvans, J. M. (2004). The Verbal Environment and Its Impact on Child Development (Thesis, Concordia University, St. Paul). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.csp.edu/legacy-capstones_maed/166
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