Assignment 3 – Be an Advocate for Early Childhood
Be an Advocate for Early Childhood
1. You are to select two organizations from the list:
Association for Children Education International
Council for Exceptional Children
Council for Professional Recognition
Defending the Early Years
Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children
National Association for Family Child Care
National Child Care Association
National Educational for Young Children
National Education Association
National Head Start Association
Zero to Three
2. Visit the websites, explore and summarize information about the following topics (in your own words.
3. Create a Venn diagram to show the similarities and differences of the two organizations. (Make sure to include the 6 topics above in the diagram)
4. Which of the two organizations would you be more likely to consider joining? Why?
Assignment 4: Cultivating a More Equitable Early Childhood Classroom
Cultivating a More Equitable Early Childhood Classroom
Read the following article, http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/mar21/vol78/num06/Beware-of-Equity-Traps-and-Tropes.aspx
that examines how equity implementation can sometimes get in the way of meaningful efforts.
Reflect, evaluate and respond to the following questions. Make sure to include references to the module readings and/or video when supporting your answers.
Which equity traps and tropes sound or feel familiar to you? Why?
What could you do to create a more equitable learning environment for all young children and their families? Your response needs to consider and address:
English language learners
Children with special needs