Quality early childhood learning environments prepare children to meet the rigorous expectations of kindergarten. For children to experience success in kindergarten, there must be an equal opportunity for every child to have access to quality early learning. To prepare for this discussion, please read A Fair Start: Ensuring all Students Are Ready to Learn to explore policies that help ensure accessibility.
Please respond to the following:
Select two of the five principles discussed in the reading.
Discuss the benefits of both and describe how legislators use each principle to help enhance early learning outcomes.
Explain one of the pieces of legislation that was created based on each of the two principles. As an administrator, how would you use these two principles to help create an environment that increases kindergarten readiness?
This discussion addresses the following unit learning outcomes:
Describe the factors that impact kindergarten readiness.
Identify key policy and legislation that has affected kindergarten readiness.
Discuss the role of the administrator and the early childhood professional in creating an environment that ensures that children are kindergarten ready.
It also addresses the following Course Outcome:
CE401-5: Analyze how current policy and legislation affects instruction of early childhood learners.
Remember that your goal for discussion is three-fold:
To participate actively throughout the entire week.
To contribute in a way that adds to the discussion and moves it forward in an original fashion.
To use the course content to inform your posts and responses.
Keep in mind that when you post, you should always reference items you cite—be sure to use APA format. Also, be sure to refer back to the rubric as often as you need to during the week. The class is all about sharing knowledge, so use discussions as a way of creating a community resource for yourself and your colleagues.