21st Century Learning for Early Childhood Guide


Early Childhood guideThe time to begin preparing children for the challenges and demands of the future is when they are young. Children in the early years are curious and excited learners. It is our responsibility as parents, educators, policymakers, and administrators to create learning experiences and environments that tap into that natural curiosity and excitement. This includes not only supporting emerging skills in reading, math, science, and social studies, but also most importantly, the 21st century skills of critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity, technology literacy, and social-emotional development. Children need to begin to develop the early foundational skills that will help them reason, think creatively, analyze data, and work collaboratively in the future.