Early Childhood Education

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Early Childhood Education

Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing multi-part question and need the explanation and answer to help me learn:



The purpose of this assignment is to summarize the concepts of contemporary Early Childhood Education models and child care programs. (CO2)There are many videos available on the Internet that depicts models of early childhood education. For this assignment, you are to:

  1. Find a video clip for each of these models: Montessori, High Scope, Reggio Emilia and Head Start. YouTube is an excellent resource.
  2. After you review each video, describe five characteristics you observed about how each program is conducted. Please include a working URL link AND a URL address for each video you review.
  1. In addition, write a 500 word essay about which program you prefer and why.


American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

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Useful Notes

  • Montessori: The Montessori Early Childhood Education model is based on the principles developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. It elucidates individualized teaching, self-directed learning, and hands-on experiences.
  • High Scope: The High Scope model involves active learning and revolves around the idea ofplan-do-review.” It encourages learners to make choices about their activities and engage in hands-on experiences.
  • Reggio Emilia: The Reggio Emilia model is from Italy and highlights the learner’s inherent creativity and curiosity. It emphasizes exploration, collaboration, and the arts.
  • Head Start: Head Start is an all-inclusive early childhood approach in the United States that focuses on promoting school readiness for children from low-income families.