ERIC Number: EJ1003104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Reference Count: 8
THE Source of Leadership for Early Childhood Technology Implementation: YOU!
Simon, Fran; Donohue, Chip
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n208 p79-83 Nov-Dec 2012
Being a child care administrator today is like being on a winding road full of unexpected twists and turns. Embracing the challenges of quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), Common Core Standards, state preschool standards, rising costs, and an increasingly competitive enrollment landscape are just a few of the curves one has to navigate every day. The decision to embrace a growing array of technology tools in one's program is yet another intriguing bend in the road. Deciding whether to use technology, and the decisions about who, what, when, where, and how to use technology have implications for every teacher, parent, and child in one's program. It can be hard to strike out in uncharted territory, so having a road map can help. Fortunately, there is a clear and useful source of direction for thinking about technology use in early learning settings: the new joint position statement issued by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media at Saint Vincent College. This document provides the guidance and direction one needs to support and jumpstart one's decision making.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Child Care, Technology, Social Networks, Information Technology, Technology Integration, Administrators, Teachers, Access to Information
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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