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Current Early Childhood Education Methods that Emphasize Play are the Best Way to Prepare Children for Kindergarten by Mind Map: Current Early Childhood Education Methods
that Emphasize Play are the Best Way to
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Current Early Childhood Education Methods that Emphasize Play are the Best Way to Prepare Children for Kindergarten

Research

School readiness

Self-regulation

Literacy Development

Play Deprivation

Theoretical Perspectives

Post-Develpmental

Post-structural

Cultural-historical

Feminist

Post-modern

Major Theorists

Froebel: Began "kindergartens" and concept of "self-directed" play.

Dewey: "Child-centered" play and experiental learning

Piaget: "Developmental stages" of play

Montessori: “the child’s work"

Vygotsky: “an adaptive mechanism promoting cognitive growth”

Erickson: 'Ego, Autonomy and Initiative"

Curriculum Practices

Play as a developmental Domain

Stages of Play (Piaget)

Social Learning (Vygotsky)

Stages of Social Emotional Development (Erickson)

Play deprivation

Play as an activity to facilitate developmental goals

Physical development

Cognitive development

Communication development

Social-emotional development

Adaptive development

Types of Play Based Learning

Open-ended Play

Modeled Play

Purposeful Play, "Project Approach

Public Policy

NAEYC Policy Statement 2009

"high-level dramatic play"

"sustained high-level play"

"embedding significant learning in play"

NCLB

Pressure to focus on direct instruction and practice of pre-academic content.

Conflicting definitions of school readiness: Academic Preparation vs. Social-Emotional Competency