Current Influences on the Early Childhood Field

These fields present powerful arguments for the significance of the early years in a person’s development.

Article: The World Bank. (2010). Early childhood development. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from,,contentMDK:20246241~menuPK:4697089~pagePK:210058~piPK:210062~theSitePK:396445,00.html

Review the required readings and reflect on the following questions:

·  From which context does each of these voices come?

·  What evidence does each present in favor of a renewed and strong focus on early childhood?

Then, write a paper that addresses the following points:

·  Select and summarize two of the five required readings for this week.

·  Discuss in what ways the specific ideas presented in each of the readings have broadened and deepened your understanding of young children, families, and/or the early childhood field. (For example: In the article about the value of investing in children, what are the specific reasons provided in support of early childhood, and in which concrete ways have these reasons expanded your understanding of young children, families, and/or the early childhood field?)

·  Explain the ways in which the information, ideas, and suggestions in the readings you selected affect your professional goals and/or deepen your passion for the field.

·  Identify one additional resource you would suggest to others in the field that focuses on a specific early childhood issue, trend, or development.

Note: You are required to write your paper in APA format, including references in APA citing and references in APA style.

Assignment length: 2 pages

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