As a professional, I am always looking to learn more about all sides of an issue or topic, then align myself with the view or viewpoints that I feel are most supported by fact as well as align with my personal beliefs or vision. When it comes to work, I like to do this and then apply what I’ve found and educate others.
I will be focusing for the next few weeks on the research behind early childhood education curriculum and the motivations and proven systems that work and those that don’t. There is a divide among the Directors and leaders in our company who believe that we should redesign our curriculum and move away from an established and effective method to our own homegrown curriculum – however the product created some feel miss the mark, while others are passionate about.
Exploring the following areas can help enlighten me and help in problem solving what is worth fighting for and what is going to be best for the kids and teachers:
- Pacing Guides for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers
- Standardized Curriculum VS Emergent Curriculum
- Learning Standards VS Curriculum