Posted on 11/11/2014 at 09:14 AM by Liz Determan
In a recent training, Marilou Hyson (author of many books in Early Childhood) reflected on the use and benefit of Early Childhood Standards (as well as standards in general). She states that “the problem is not in the standard, but how standards are implemented in the classroom because they are not often reflective of either increasing or decreasing the skill desired. Hyson states, “when children have relationships with adults, it is more likely that they will start to conform more with what is expected”. It still remains that RELATIONSHIPS are the key to success in the classroom and in implementing standards.