Immunization

The public health topic that is meaningful to me is immunization. The topic is meaningful to me because, many health problems that children experiences can be prevented through the use of vaccines to ward off disease and safety devices t protect them from diseases. It’s much like bailing out a boat with a slow leak. When we started bailing, the boat was filled with water. But we have been bailing fast and hard, and not is almost dry. Unless we can “stop the leak” (eliminate the disease), it is important to keep immunizing. Immunizing individual babies to adult help protect the health of our community especially those people who cannot be immunized. Vaccine-preventable diseases have a costly impact, resulting in doctor’s visits, hospitalizations, and premature deaths. Vaccinations are one of the best ways to put an end to serious effects of certain diseases.

In 1974, Japan has a successful pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination program, with nearly 80% of Japanese children vaccinated. That year only 393 cases of pertussis were reported in the entire country, and there were no deaths from pertussis. But the rumor began to spread that pertussis vaccination was no longer needed and that the vaccine was not safe, and by 1976 only 10% of infants were getting vaccinated. In 1979 Japan suffered a major pertussis epidemic, with more than 13,000 cases of whooping cough and 41 death. In 1981 the government began vaccination with a cellular pertussis vaccine, and the number of pertussis cases dropped again.

References:

http://kidshealth.org/.

http://www.zerotothree.org/.

What happen if we stop vaccinations? Vaccines vac-gen/whatifstop.htm/.

http://www.japan.vacines/org

My Support

My mother, sister, family, and best friend gave all the support I need in my daily life.

My sisters Alison and Renita. My sister is our first friend and second mother.

My mother. My mother Ethel is so beautiful softened at the edges and tempered with spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her. ” A mother thinks about children day and night. Even if they are not with her, and will love them in a way they will never understand.”

My family. Family is one of the strongest word anyone can say because the letters of family means “Father and Mother I Love You!”

My best friend Vicky. She came in to my life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. She feel my pain when I am hurting and holds you as you cry together, walks with every steps as you struggles, and rejoice with you at ever success.

God is my everything!

My Connections To Play

The two quotes that represent play are : “Play is not only our creative drive it’s a fundamental mode of learning”  by David Elkind  and ” Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn” by O. Fred Donaldson

Play is how children learn! As a little girl I discovered things through trail and error. I played with blocks, sticks, rocks, dolls and leaves. I can remember building a play house with sticks and had the rocks represent as mother, dad, grandmother, sister and brother. If was fun. I played with these items all day.

Play should be fun. While children are having fun, play is how they acquire, practice, and master skills. They strengthen there small and large muscles and form attitudes toward others and about themselves. Play is the foundation of growth, learning, and development for children. When I used to play with blocks, cars, dolls and sticks, I learn concepts of shapes, size, length, and location. These are important in developing reading and math skills.  Here is a picture of play when I was little. children at play 30 Lovely Pictures of Children Playing

Relationship Reflection

Love is great when spoken, but greatest when shown. Do little things daily to show your loved one you cares. I have three positive relationship with my mother, my sister, and my best friend. When you are a Mother,  you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for child. “I’m blessed and I couldn’t be more grateful. Do you want to know why? Because I’m a mother, but that’s only half of it. I’m blessed because when I need to , I can still just be a daughter. I get the feeling that there is nothing more precious than to have both of these roles, simultaneously.

My sisters have taught me how to live.

Victoria, my best friend for 33 years – A best friend is the only one that walks into your life when the world has walked out.

These people are the most powerful ones that always holds a key to my heart. For that I say “Thanks”

Quote About Children and Saying Goodbye to My Colleagues

“Greatest Love Of All”

I believe the children are our future

Teach them well and let them lead the way

Show them all the beauty they possess inside

Give them a sense of pride to make it easier

Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be

by Whitney Houston

My colleagues, I will always remember you, as the memories live in the most part of our mind. My prayer are always with you. Hope you find success in all your future endeavors.

To my professor, I have learned a lot from this class but for the last 8 weeks I learned everyone that teach a class is not hear to support our students. This has been a tough journey for me and my family and I hope the next class you teach please consider that everyone has family and some of us work also and teaching student we have to be kind, supportive, and most of all UNDERSTANDING! I thank you!

Measure Student Learning

Testing forms the bedrock of educational assessment and represents a commitment to high academic standards and school accountability. You can’t know where you are going unless you know where you are. Teacher begin teaching to the test simply to raise score, often at the expense of more meaningful learning activities. The demands of the today’s world requires students learn many skills. These ability recall, analysis, comparison and evaluation will be the skills of a literate twenty-first century citizen. All children learn different and some do great on test and other don’t. Multiple form of assessment requires students to apply what they’re learning to real world tasks. With formative and summative types of assessment come the ability to give students immediate feedback. This allow the teacher to immediately intervene, to change course when assessment show that a particular lesson or strategy isn’t working for a student, or to offer new challenges for students who’ve mastered a concept or skill.

In Australian , children must be four years olds by the last day of December in the year before enrolment. You can put your child name on a waiting list at a preschool during the year the child turn three.  Intelligence testing is a method used to measure a child’s intellectual capabilities  in several domains. These domain include verbal comprehension, factual, knowledge, abstract reasoning, visual-spatial abilities and short term memory. Intellectual assessment is good indication of a child’s academic potential.

References:

http://www.austrianexplorer.com/australian-school-system.htm

http://www.sydenchildtesting.com.au/iq_testing.html

Immunization

The public health topic that is meaningful to me is Immunization. This topic is meaningful to me because, many health problems that children experience can be prevented through the use of vaccines to ward off diseases and safety devices to protect them from diseases. It’s much like bailing out a boat with a slow leak. When we started bailing, the boat was filled with water. But we have been bailing fast and hard, and now it is almost dry. Unless we can “stop the leak” (eliminate the disease), it is important to keep immunizing.  Immunizing individual babies to adult helps protect the health of our community especially those people who cannot be immunized. Vaccine- preventable diseases have a costly impact, resulting in doctor’s visits, hospitalizations, and premature deaths. Vaccinations are one of the best ways to put an end to serious effects of certain diseases.

In 1974, Japan has a successful pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination program, with nearly 80% of Japanese children vaccinated. That year only 393 cases of pertussis were reported in the entire country, and there were no deaths from pertussis. But the rumor began to spread that pertussis vaccination was no longer needed and that the vaccine was not safe, and by 1976 only 10% of infants were getting vaccinated. In 1979 Japan suffered a major pertussis epidemic, with more than 13,000 cases of whooping cough and 41 death. In 1981 the government began vaccination with a cellular pertussis vaccine, and the number of pertussis cases dropped again.

References:

http://kidshealth.org/.

http://www.zerotothree.org/.

What happen if we stop vaccinations? vaccines/vac-gen/whatifstop.htm/

http://www.japa.vacines/org

A Note Of Thanks and Support

I don’t compete with you for anything except being a better colleague to you than what you have been to me. Most of my idea work not just because they are creative, but because they are supported and endorsed by colleagues who are supportive. Thank you for being such an inspiration. I wish you the best.

The only  people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.

By John E. Southard

“It is not happy people

who are Thankful.

It is the Thankful people

who are happy”.

by Author Unknown

NAEYC Code Of Ethics

Here are some codes that are meaningful and has a great impact in working with children.

I-1.1- To be familiar with the knowledge base of early childhood care and education and to stay informed through continuing education and training.

I-1.8- To support the right of each child to play and lean in an inclusive environment that meets the needs of children with and without disabilities.

I-1.9-To advocate for and ensure that all children, including those with special needs, have access to the support service need to be successful.

I-12-To work with families to provide a safe and smooth transition as children and families moves from one program to the next.

PRINCIPLES

P-1.- All above, we shall not harm children. We shall not participate in practices that are emotionally damaging, physically harmful, disrespectful, degrading, dangerous, exploitative, or intimidating to children.

P-2.2- When another person tells us of his or her suspicion that a child is being abused or neglected, we shall assist that person in taking appropriate action in order to protect the child.

P-2.3- To welcome all family members and encourage them to participate in the program.

Article: NAEYC. (2005, April) Code of ethical conduct and statement of commitment retrieved May 26, 2010 from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/PSETHO5.pdf.

Growing Your Collection of Resource

Children Now

http://www.childrennow.org/.

National Council on Family Relations

http://www.ncfr.com/

UNICEF

http://www.unicef.org/

SIDS Network

http://www.sids-network.org/

Kids Health

http://KidsHealth.org/

“It takes a whole village to raise a child”

African Proverb

“I believe the best service to the child is the service closest to the child, and children who are victims of neglect, abuse, or abandonment must not also be victims of bureaucracy. They deserve our devoted attention, not our divided attention”.