AM1: Everything I need to know I learned in early childhood education
Early childhood education plays a significant role in supporting students’ growth in areas such as physical health and well-being, social competence, emotional maturity, language and cognitive development, and communications skills and general knowledge. However, as young people move up through the education system, we pay less attention to these skills and competencies, even though they continue to be vital long into adolescence and adulthood. Find out more about the role of early childhood education, and why the competencies identified in the Early Development Instrument (EDI) need to be a focus for all students.
Lois Mahon, former president of the College of Early Childhood Educators
Dr. Magdalena Janus, Offord Centre for Child Studies, co-developer of the EDI