Overarching Principles

These principles should be kept in mind at all times when thinking about preschool curriculum and working with young children. 

                   1.                  All children are capable of learning

                   2.                  Children show individual differences in development

                   3.                  Knowledge of child growth and development is essential for program development and implementation

                   4.                  Children's language skills are the best indicators of academic success

                   5.                  Developmental domains are highly interrelated

                   6.                  Young children learn by doing

                   7.                  Families are the primary caregivers and educators of their young children
Citation: Overarching Principles. (2011, March 10). Retrieved November 06, 2014, from UMass Boston OpenCourseware Web site: http://ocw.umb.edu/early-education-development/eec-preschool-learning-standards-and-guidelines/overarching-principles.
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