There might be differences in good early childhood settings, just in the same way as good professional preparations may result in several pathways aimed at helping the learners find their high standards which is for the sake of supporting children (NAEYC Governing Board, 2009). This study mainly purposes to assess the importance of the core curriculum for children’s learning and analyze some of the factors within the school context, which might undermine or enhance that learning.
In attempts to offer the highest quality of learning, the core curriculum for childrens learning should take play and technology into consideration. “Technology should be integrated into the early care and education curriculum as developmentally age appropriate, as well as when used to supplement and/or enhance the curricular activity” (New Mexico Early Childhood Higher Education Task Force, 2011). For technology to be integrated into the early childhood curriculum, the early childhood teachers must be familiar with the ways in which technology offered may support opportunity for young children. This includes the modeling and teaching of ethical practices that come with technology. When it comes to play, the curriculum should be designed in a way allowing children to play and relax their minds after every lesson or two. However, as much as play is taken into account, the lessons should not be too much with a given academic day. What makes technology a core element in a childs learning curriculum is that the ongoing convergence of technology is the driving force of the contemporary society (Rocci, 2010).
Entertainment is yet another part of the core curriculum of a childs learning stage in life. However, a curriculum that indulges so much into this might end up transforming the learning institution into a care taking rather than educational (Kenway & Bullen, ...Show more