Future Vision Of Early Childhood Education. Alyssa Maldonado. Head Start Historical Facts. Head Start Project began in 1965 as an eight-week preschool summer program for children from low-income families (Sass, 2013) This Project was Part of the “ War On Poverty ” (Sass,2013)
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1977- began bilingual and bicultural programs in 21 states
1984- budget exceeded one billion dollars
2007- Reauthorized with several provisions to better the program
2009- added more than 64,000 slots for programs
(Office of Head Start, 2013)
-Different types of technologies are adaptable to all the different types of learning styles.
-Helps to improve personalized learning experiences.
-Children are able to guide their own learning experiences.
-Creates a confident system leadership and innovation (Becta,2008.)
- Teachers will be technology confident effective providers and should be able to enable infrastructure and processes (Becta,2008.)
-With the use of technology teachers will be able to significantly alter factors such as classroom management, the pace of learning, teacher control, and the learner-teacher relationship (Becta, 2008).
Start teaching certification process
Begin processes for NAEYC accreditation
Up to date on the latest technologies
Ongoing professional development
Practice futuring and scanning techniques.
As an early childhood educator one of my main focuses is figuring out how to get children engaged in learning. This is one of the ways that I will help other educators be more educated on technology. The futuristic playground is here to help other early childhood educators be aware of what the future has to offer young children. There will be random blogs and tutorials of how to use different pieces of technology with young children.
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