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A Child’s View
June 5, 2018
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.
-Adlai Stevenson
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In an article that serves as part of the Exchange Art of Leadership series, Lilian Katz urges early childhood programs to assess their quality from the point of view of a child. She encourages staff to “proceed by asking about the environment on behalf of the child:

  • Is it welcoming rather than merely captivating?
  • Do I belong in the group rather than merely have a good time?
  • Am I usually accepted by adults rather than scolded?
  • Am I taken seriously rather than just precious or cute?
  • Am I usually accepted by some peers rather than isolated, neglected, or rejected?
  • Is this environment usually involving rather than entertaining?
  • Are the activities engaging rather than amusing?
  • Are the activities interesting rather than boring?
  • Do I usually come here willingly rather than reluctantly?”

 





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Arlene DeCicco · June 05, 2018
McKor Shalon Nursery
Cherry Hill, NJ, United States


Many interesting questions by a child to take in consideration by an adult.



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