Rockland's early childhood experts, workers meet to discuss standards
About 80 of Rockland's early childhood workers, teachers and experts were told Thursday that standards for preschoolers were not math and reading, but fostering curiosity, exercising mind and body, and teaching very young children how to connect with the world around them.
and guest lecturer Victoria Freelow and her colleagues in the doctoral program
They found five: physical development and motor skills, social and emotional development, approaches toward learning, language development and cognitive development. Then they looked at each state's documents to see how often those topics showed up in curriculum. Not surprisingly, current preschool curriculum standards are heavy on school-type learning and light on things like physical activity (despite a growing obesity problem among children), story sense, social conventions and inventiveness. The rest of the day was spent learning ways to broaden current programs to include every aspect of childhood learning.
Lidia Accetta, a preschool teacher in
The article "Rockland's early childhood experts, workers meet to discuss standards" was published on January 12th, 2009 in the "LuHud.com" Website. http://lohud.com/article/20090112/NEWS03/901120351/-1/SPORTS
Published Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009