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Challenges to early childhood education

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What do you personally identify as the greatest challenge to early childhood education at this time?

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I feel that early childhood education is challenged every day by the uneven quality of programs that is available to young children. There are some programs that are outstanding, while others are average, yet others are still well below average (1). Children now can begin school at age three or four; however, in some states it is not ...

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Discusses what the challenges are to early childhood education and how important early childhood education is for a child to be successful academically.

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Erikson's second psychosocial stage, autonomy versus shame and doubt, describes the child's need for autonomy at a time when many developmental milestones are occurring. Early childhood caregivers and parents can work together to support children's development by guiding children with autonomy and developing socially and culturally appropriate behaviors.

For this discussion, choose one of challenges to overcome in helping children develop autonomy:
a. Doubt/fear
b. Mistrust/insecurity
c. Tantrums
d. Control/power struggle
e. Unregulated emotions
f. Separation anxiety
g. Stranger anxiety

Compose a sample letter to parents that include the following:
a. Characteristics of the behavior(s)
b. A strategy to deal with this particular challenge
c. Socially appropriate responses and actions to help the child develop autonomy
d. A recommendation for one resource to help parents learn more.

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