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Week 1 discussions - Read from your text, Early Childhood...

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Read from your text, Early Childhood Education Today : Chapter 1: You and Early Childhood Education Click here to view Chapter One. Chapter 2: Current Issues and Public Policy Click here to view Chapter Two. Chapter 3: Observing and Assessing Young Children Click here to view Chapter Three. Recommended Readings 1. Hills, T. W. (1999). North Central Regional Educational Laboratory. Critical issue: Assessing young children’s progress appropriately . Retrieved from http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/students/earlycld/ea500.htm This article will assist with the completion of the second discussion assignment. Discussions To participate in the following Discussions, go to this week's Discussion link in the left navigation 1. Diverse Families/Diverse Social Issues Young children come from diverse families and diverse social groups. The classroom should be a place where children feel safe and comfortable. Use your text to review the many diverse social issues young children face today. How will you provide support for your students in your classroom? Include specific examples within your discussion of activities or instruction that will support such student. Respond to two of your classmates’ postings. Use your text to review the many diverse social issues young children face today. There are many issues facing young children today. According to our text, these issues include poverty, housing, wellness and healthy living issues(asthma, lead poisoning, and obesity to name a few) Poverty According to the text, poverty “means that individuals don't have the income to purchase adequate health care, housing, and educational services.”(Morrison, 2009, pg. 39) There are many risk factors associated with poverty. These include children being older than others in their grade level, moving slower than others through the educational system, being more likely to drop out, and not as likely to find work due to their lack of education. (pg. 41). Also, our text indicates that parents of families living in poverty are less likely to help their kids with their homework(pg 41). Housing
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This note was uploaded on 08/12/2011 for the course ECE 101 taught by Professor Kelley during the Spring '11 term at Ashford University.

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