Krogh, S., & Slentz, K. (2010). Early childhood education [electronic resource] : Yesterday, today, and tomorrow (2nd ed.). Routledge. This e-book contains 3 separate sections about the history of and the ongoing changes in ECE. For this week, read the “tomorrow” section.
Cahn, N., & Carbone, J. (2015). Growing inequality and children. American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law, 23(2), 283-313. This article explores the impact of economic inequality on children in the U.S., especially with regard to how family structures have changed recently. The benefits associated with ECE are outlined, along with support for parents and families, and work-family balance. Please focus mostly on pages 293-313.
How a classroom on wheels is expanding access to early education [Video file]. (2019). Retrieved April 7, 2020 from https://digital-films-com.proxy1.ncu.edu/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=102577&xtid=195779 (6:02) Access to Early Childhood Education varies, which can exacerbate equity issues. This video highlights a unique solution to this issue of inequity and access.
Farrell A., Kagan, S. L., & Tisdall, K.M. (2015). The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Research. SAGE Publications, Ltd. The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Research has many chapters that can help to frame your understanding of the connections between research, practice, and policy in ECE. Browse the chapters, focusing primarily on Chapter 2 and Chapter 4.
Zero to Three. (n.d.). https://www.zerotothree.org/ Zero to Three is an excellent online resource with many items to help you connect research, practice, and policy in ECE. Explore the resources on this site as you create your signature assignment.