6 Section Summary

This section has exposed you to some of the historical influences that have informed the field of early childhood education. In the next chapter, you will be given the opportunity to investigate theoretical ideologies that have been shaped by these influences. When we combine the historical content with theory, we have a stronger foundation for providing the care and support that children need as they grow and develop.

Pause to Reflect

How has history informed our current trends and practices in the field of early care and education? What stands out to you as your future or current role as an early childhood professional?

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