Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8
A joint position statement issued by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media at Saint Vincent College
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- When used intentionally and appropriately, technology and interactive media are effective tools to support learning and development.
- Intentional use requires early childhood teachers and administrators to have information and resources regarding the nature of these tools and the implications of their use with children.
- Limitations on the use of technology and media are important.
- Special considerations must be given to the use of technology with infants and toddlers.
- Attention to digital citizenship and equitable access is essential.
- Ongoing research and professional development are needed.
Examples of Effective Practice
- Examples of Effective Practice with Infants and Toddlers
- Examples of Effective Practice with Preschoolers and Kindergarteners
- Examples of Effective Practice with School-Age Children
Developed by Chip Donohue, PhD., Director of the TEC Center, Erikson Institute
Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs
This prerecorded 21-minute webcast addresses key messages in the position statement. Learn why NAEYC developed this position statement and explore its implications for teachers, along with recommendations. Listen and learn how NAEYC’s DAP framework and Mr. Rogers’ philosophy is reflected in this document.