Technology In Early Childhood Education

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Early Childhood Education Abstract Early childhood education (ECE) is a type of educational program which relates to the teaching of young children in their preschool years. It consists of many activities and experiences designed to assist in the cognitive and social development of preschoolers before they start elementary school. In most early childhood programs and schools, technology will be part of the learning background of the future. To make sure this new technology is used effectively, we must assure that teachers are fully trained and supported. In this paper, theoretical perspectives of child development is discussed with the basic elements of learning program. It also explains briefly the role of technology in Early Childhood Education. …show more content…

Recently, early childhood education has become a prevalent public policy issue and federal lawmakers have started considering funding for preschool [1][2][3]. Early childhood education often centers on learning through play. Research and philosophy of Jean Piaget highlights that play meets the physical, intellectual, language, emotional and social needs (PILES) of children. Children's natural inquisitiveness and imagination naturally suggest learning when unfettered. Thus, children learn more proficiently and gain more knowledge through activities like dramatic play, art, and social games [4]. Tassoni proposes that "some play opportunities will build up explicit individual areas of development, but many will develop several areas” [5]. Major principles for creating a play-based learning environment comprise providing a safe place, correct supervision, and culturally conscious, skilled teachers who are well-informed about the Early Years …show more content…

Development is seen as progressive changes in the child’s apparent behavior as shaped by the environment over time [7][8]. According to B. F. Skinner, the behaviorist teacher’s occupation is to plan, carry out, and evaluate instruction and to supply appropriate reinforcement for learning and behavior, producing the accurate response from the child [7][8]. Teacher-directed learning and activities requiring little relational interface between the adult and child, such as rote activities and workbooks, are commonly used by

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