The importance of balance in early childhood programs
Acquisition of academic skills is a primary goal of formal schooling where children learn to read and write, to gain mathematical knowledge and skills, and to acquire scientific understanding of the natural as well as the social world that surrounds them. Children’s preparation for formal schooling begins long before they step foot into a school building. Each child brings with him or her a range of unique experiences garnered within their own familial and cultural context. To this is added each child’s unique physical and mental health background which contributes to their preparation for formal learning.
Contemporary Debates in Childhood Education and Development
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Marcon, R. (2012) The importance of balance in early childhood programs. In Sugate, S. & Reese, D (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Childhood Education and Development (pp. 159–168). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203115558-27