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1.Drawing from the information presented in Chapter 6 of the Morrison course text on four early education programs—Montessori, High/Scope, Reggio Emilia, and Waldorf—identify the program that is of greatest interest to you based on your own philosophy of education and from the description in the course text. Explain the basic principles or beliefs of the program and at least two specific reasons why you might single this type of program out as a career possibility.
2.Identify two types of child care programs described in Chapter 7 of the Morrison text that may interest you as potential programs in which to work. Explain the distinguishing characteristics of each type of program and why each might appeal to you as a career choice. Based on the “Ten Components of Quality Child Care” listed in Figure 7.2 on page 195, at this point in your learning, explain one contribution that you would like to make as an early childhood professional working in one of these child care programs.
3.Drawing on your current knowledge of child development, explain the importance of the three performance standards that provide the foundation for Head Start programs today. Then identify two specific types of federal programs for young children and families that potentially interest you as programs in which to work (such as an area of Head Start that serves a special population or other initiatives). Briefly describe the purpose of each program and why it has special appeal to you.
Comments from Support Team: Required Resources
•Course Text: Early Childhood Education Today 11TH 13 ISBN 978-1-256-57978-6
?Chapter 6, “Early Childhood Programs,” pp. 139–167
?Chapter 7, “Child Care,” pp. 170–190
?Chapter 8, “The Federal Government,” pp. 197–213