Early childhood education (birth–age 8) is at the top of the national agenda, yet many children do not have access to the educational settings that they need. In a 3–5 page well-developed paper, please address the following:
- Describe the characteristics of high quality early childhood programs.
- Discuss at least three benefits of early childhood education (examples should be research-based).
- Discuss a policy or policy initiative relating to early childhood education (such as NCLB, IDEA, Early Intervention, Head Start, and so on).
- Apply critical thinking, ethics, and communication skills expected of a professional in the field of child psychology.