“The word joy will probably not show up in a curriculum guide...[However], those of us working hard to ensure a childhood for so many children know that if we did not hear laughter, giggling, hoopla, shouting, and cheering in our centers we couldn’t go on. It is the joy of each child that keeps us doing what we do,” wrote the late, admired Bev Bos in the book, Child Development.
And in the book, Art of Leadership: Cultivating an Early Childhood Curriculum, Margie Carter provides questions for educational leaders (actually all of us) to ponder, written as if a child is asking us. Here is a sampling:
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Thank you Margie!
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Inspiration for these questions came from the NZ Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whariki, where we are asked to consider the child's possible questions in assessing our programs. I LOVE the question a child might be intuitively experiencing in coming to an early childhood program, "Will you let me fly?"