History of early childhood education

  • John Locke 1632-1704

    John Locke believed the mind is a blank tablet that the environment and experience form the brain developement. Good foundation of early childhood learning is helping children learn through their environment. Positive conditions in programs achieve developement of childs mind through environment and expenrience no matter the family home life, socioeconomic background and eithic group of the child.
  • Robert Owen 1771-1858

    Robert Owen is known for believing shaping a child character by the environment a child learns in. He believes controlling children's environments will determine their human behavior. He opened and early childhood school in 1816 in New Lanark Scotland where he cared for the children of workers of his cotton mill, which inspired a similar school in London in 1818.
  • John Dewey 1859-1952

    John Dewey believed child centered curriculum of schooling aare in practice today. a child centered school is often referred to as progressivism which is where child interested learning other than subject matter teaching. dewey's belief "is a process of living and not preparation for future living: and "the child is more important than the subject" 1) child early learned skills reflect home life 2) Coorperation of child part in community 3) focus on problem solving rather memorize time table
  • Maria Montessori 1870-1952

    Maria Montessori greatly influenced early childhood education. In Italy is where she was the first woman to earn a medical degree and during this time she became interested in education problems of special needs children.She opened a early childhood school in Rome called Casa Dei Bambini or "children's House": Where she prefected her system of teaching children.
  • From Politics to the Classroom 1950-1962

    Many influences as an early childhood educator come from social and political trends. Teaching is indluuenced by what is going on in the world around us . The context of what we teach children has been influenced by what has happened in the past fifity years.
  • Education of special Needs Childrens Act 1975

    Congress passed law to Educated all special needs children (EAHC). All children with disabilities will be ensured pubic education. In order to recieve federal funds all states must have policies to educated and accommodate children with special needs.
  • No child left behind 2001

    No child left behind act established by National Defense Education Act it accountability by testing the children's education standards. The test measure what a child should know. These assessment test in all fifty states have standardized testing to measure education levels in children. While some states abide by this testing others request waivers from the assesstment test.
  • 1962 to present day

    Civil rights movements in 1960 changed the coarse of early childhood learning. The government became more involved in educational enviroments. In 1964 the Civil Rights Act protects students in public education.