Early Childhood Education
Early childhood education (birth-age 8) is at the top of the national agenda, yet many children do not have access to the educational settings that they need.
For this assignment, write 3-5 pages about what constitutes a high quality early childhood program or policy by evaluating a current policy or policy initiative.
In your paper, address the following:
1. Describe the characteristics of high quality early childhood programs.
2. Discuss and give examples of at least three benefits of early childhood education. Use scholarly research findings to support your position.
3. Apply psychological theories to a policy or policy initiative relating to early childhood education, such as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Early Intervention, Head Start, or another program of your choosing. Include details about how the program is implemented and what population it aims to serve.
4. Explain how early childhood education and policy affect the physical, social, and cognitive aspects of child development. Use scholarly research findings to support your position.
Please make sure to develop clear and effective writing. Discover new writing strategies, and explore different ways to draft, revise, edit, and proofread your own work.
Written communication:Ensure that your writing is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting:Format your paper according to APA style , provide resources.
Length:Write 3-5 typed and double-spaced pages.
Font and font size:Use Times New Roman, 12 point.
Early Childhood Education Scoring Guide
Describes the characteristics and benefits of high quality early childhood programs
using relevant examples and scholarly research.
Applies psychological theories to a policy or policy initiative as it relates to early
childhood education, using relevant examples and scholarly research.
Analyzes how early childhood education and policy affect the physical, social, and
cognitive domains of child development, expanding on the explanations of the
domains and supporting the analysis with scholarly research.
Applies scholarly research findings to topics in childhood education, showing a clear
understanding of the connection between the research and child development.
Writing is coherent, using evidence to support a central idea with correct grammar,
usage, and mechanics as expected of a psychology professional.
Uses correct APA format and style consistently and with no errors.