NAEYC Position Statement: Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8

I was doing a little research for another post and I came across this document again, which is a joint effort of the NAEYC and the Fred Rogers Center.  The key messages contained in this position statement are as follows:

  • When used intentionally and appropriately, technology and interactive media are effective tools to support learning and development.
  • Intentional use requires early childhood teachers and administrators to have information and resources regarding the nature of these tools and the implications of their use with children.
  • Limitations on the use of technology and media are important.
  • Special considerations must be given to the use of technology with infants and toddlers.
  • Attention to digital citizenship and equitable access is essential.
  • Ongoing research and professional development are needed.

There is a 21 minute webcast that you can view here: Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs

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Posted on May 20, 2012, in Early Literacy, Media Literacy and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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