In this article, we describe how and why social justice education is important for early childhood education. We offer a district and classroom example of how social justice approaches to early childhood education can increase its positive impact.
Knowing that we all have implicit biases and, simultaneously, have the capacity to change our thinking and improve our practices, we’ve outlined four steps that early childhood educators can take to understand our own biases and to advance equity.
The practice of an intentional morning greeting is something that can empower young children to embrace their day and their learning. Young children may be experiencing challenges or anxieties beyond the classroom, whether we are aware of them or not.
NAEYC’s Early Learning Program Standards and Assessment Items to compile a set of questions and considerations. These are designed to help educators and administrators think through options, opportunities, & tradeoffs as you support children and families
Emergent curriculum arises from the things that fascinate children—what they see, what they wonder about, what they develop theories about. Exploring these elements with children and using their interests to drive curriculum can be challenging for teache
Discover what math teaching and learning look like in the playful, emergent environment of the early childhood classroom. Every day, children explore math concepts in their conversations and interactions.
Often, teachers struggle to come up with activities that are inclusive and representative of each child and their family, helping to build self-confidence and also an understanding of others’ social and cultural identities.