History essay -Early Childhood Education in America

History essay -Early Childhood Education in America

From the 1600s to today, the education of young children in the United States has changed dramatically and has been influenced by social, economic, and political events and trends. To develop a better understanding of these events, view the Early Childhood Education 101 Timeline (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Choose at least two events from the timeline that you feel have had the greatest impact on early childhood education: the Kindergarten Movement, Founding of the National Association for the Education of Young (NAEYC), Sputnik, and so forth.
Briefly summarize each event in your own words.
Explain how you think each event will impact your work in early childhood education.
Support your summary and explanation with a reference to the textbook. Include this reference in your post.
Aspects of Theories
After reading Chapters 3 and 6 in your textbook and viewing the ECE 101 Theorist Gallery Tour (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., it is likely that a few theoretical models are of interest to you. In this discussion you will explain the two theoretical models you related the most with and tell how the theorists’ ideas align with your current beliefs about how children learn, grow, and develop. This will help as you work to understand who you are as an early childhood educator.

Theorists and Theories

Piaget: Theory of Cognitive Development

Vygotsky: Sociocultural Theory of Development

Gardner: Theory of Multiple Intelligences

Skinner: Operant Conditioning Theory

Bandura: Social Learning Theory

Freud: Psychosexual Theory of Development

Erikson: Theory of Psychosocial Development

Kohlberg: Theory of Moral Development

Initial post: Your initial post should include the following:

Describe the two theoretical models you connect with the most. Explain your thinking.
Summarize the models in your own words.
Explain specifically how/why each model aligns with your belief about how children learn, grow and develop.
Describe a real-life example for each theoretical model. For example, if you have seen a teacher provide scaffolding, explain what you saw and how it aligns with Vygotsky.
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