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Early Childhood Education

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Christine Hartmann

on 27 February 2014

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Transcript of Early Childhood Education

"If Early Childhood Education Even Works"
- Scored around 20 points higher on the Nebraska state
standardized reading test

- 28% less likely to develop alcohol or other drug
problems or to end up in jail

- 24% more likely to attend a four-year college

Cognitive Development
What does cognitive mean?
What does all this mean for families?
How do you promote those developmental areas?
How do you recognize a high quality preschool?
Interaction between teachers and children

Acknowledgment of feelings

Classroom atmosphere
Presentation by
Christine Hartmann,
Diana Zheng,
Kate Endorf,
Brianna Knoflicek

Piaget Developmental Theory
Problem-solving skills

Centers based learning
Early Childhood Education
Gross-motor activities

Behavior Management
Problem behavior

Conflict resolution skills
Who is taking care of my child?

Is the staff trained well?
Quality of Care
Group size

How does this compare to Nebraska standards?

Visit http://www.education.ne.gov/
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What is Early Childhood Education?
"Any prekindergarten part-day or full-day program or in-home program with a stated purpose of promoting social, emotional, intellectual, language, physical, and aesthetic development and learning for children from birth to kindergarten entrance age and family development and support."
*Nebraska Dept. of Education
*In-home vs. Center-based
-Identify, understand, and manage one's own emotions
-Comprehend other's emotions
-Regulate one's own behavior
-Develop & sustain relationships
-managing one's behavior
Practice makes Perfect
"Preoperational Thought" Stage
Ages 2-6
Symbolic Thinking



Inability to Conserve

Family Involvement
It has been mandated by the Head Start framework since it's inception in 1964.
Head Start Children
A study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research explores how family involvement contributes to a child's development while attending Head Start.
Parental Expectations
Taking turns
Construction of thought processes:
-Sen. Bill Kintner
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