This new report contains snapshots of 11 educator development approaches — All Our Kin, AVANCE, Bank Street College of Education, Educare, EL Education, Friends Center for Children, HighScope, Montessori, Reggio Emilia-inspired, Tools of the Mind, and Waldorf — and analyzes themes, tensions, barriers, and opportunities to scale equitably within and across them.
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Drawing from the strength of world-renowned early childhood approaches including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Friends Center for Children, Tools of the Mind, Bank Street College of Education, and Waldorf, these principles outline core concepts that form the foundation of quality early education or “Ideal Learning.”
Originally presented at NAEYC’s Annual Conference and Expo in November 2018, these slides detail implementing high-quality developmental models from leaders of Montessori, Waldorf, and Tools of the Mind approaches.
A study of high-fidelity Montessori public preschool programs shows they are effective at elevating all children’s performance and equalizing outcomes among those who typically do worse in traditional settings.
Have You Heard, an education podcast, profiles an urban Montessori school in Washington, DC. From the podcast: When Maria Montessori developed a new teaching method for society’s “lost” children in the early 1900s, she had no idea it would become one…