|Kindergarten teachers think this is a creative craft.|
They all look the same.
ECE teachers have a different point of view
|THIS is 5-year-old art: freestyle, fun|
It is less expensive, the teacher/student ratio of 1:8 is far better for young kids.
We cannot be putting vulnerable 3-year-olds in institutions with bells ringing every 40 minutes, and PA announcements, and fire drills, lockdowns, all all the other environmental intrusions that make a long day in a school difficult for a young child.
|This is 2-year-old art- just for fun.|
They don't teach this at the faculties.
Classroom teachers, in this litigious society, are carefully warned not to hug kids, not to touch, for fears of accusations of sexual abuse. Is this the environment for little children?
We know that the benefits for the youngsters in already rich environments are far less than for those living in poverty, or at-risk. We know that these kids do well in a homey, comfortable day care with rich programs designed not to force them to read and write early, but to help them with pre-reading skills and pre-numeracy foundations necessary for them to succeed in schools.