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notes chapter 2

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  Chapter Two
The Field of Early Childhood Education and Care

  The Early Childhood Education Field in the
United States Today

  Principle Purposes for Early Childhood Education Programs

  To support the learning and development of young children

  To care for children when families and adults are working and in training

  Facilities and Sponsorships

  Centers and Schools





  Quality of the program

  Compensation of the staff

  Affordability for families

Sometimes called “QCA”:

quality – compensation - affordability

  High Quality Early Childhood Education Programs

  Safe and Healthful Care

  DAP and Stimulation

  Positive Interactions with Adults

  Encouragement for Social/Emotional Growth

  Positive Relationships among Children

  Positive Long Term Effects of High Quality ECE Programs

  Gains in social, emotional, and cognitive development

  Higher school readiness and language development

  Higher IQ

  Less special education

  Fewer grades repeated

  Fewer behavioral problems; less criminal justice intervention

  Improved health

  Economic self sufficiency

  Universal P-K Programs
Research & Reflection

  what are the issues and ideas surrounding development of Universal P-K for your State?

  Head Start

  Comprehensive educational & support service program

  Children of low income families

  Nutrition, mental health, physical, dental, education, social, and emotional development components

  Strengthen families – connect communities


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