How They Do It in Sweden: Preschool
A Swedish preschool of 250 students and 60 teachers and support staff takes an approach to early childhood development that is quite unique from British and American practice. Although heavily subsidized, the school operates free of government inspections and accountability. The slim curriculum focuses on core values, having fun, and developing social and physical skills. The school does not teach reading and writing but students do "play" with language. Students typically do not begin to…
Early Academic Training Produces Long-Term Harm
Many preschool and kindergarten teachers are extremely upset by the increased pressure to teach literary and numerical skills to little children and test them regularly.
Experts Reveal the Truth About When to Worry About W Sitting
You might be wondering, yeah, but when should I worry about W Sitting? When is it really a problem? The expert pediatric therapists reveal the truth ...
The W-Sitting Debate Continues - The Inspired Treehouse
We recently came across the article entitled Why W-Sitting Is Really Not So Bad for Kids, After All and felt compelled to restate our side of the w-sitting debate! As pediatric therapists, we have treated hundreds of kids and we have seen hundreds more in classrooms who are w-sitters. Our post about w-sitting has consistently been ... Read More about The W-Sitting Debate Continues
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Research News You Can Use: Debunking the Play vs. Learning Dichotomy
The Director of the NAEYC Center for Applied Research examines the tension between play and academic achievement in early childhood education.
CSEFEL: Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
The National Center for Effective Mental Health Consultation (CEMHC) addresses the needs of Early Head Start/Head Start (E/HS) staff and families for practical guidance on effective ways to promote young childrenís social and emotional development and reduce challenging behaviors.