Archive for May, 2011

Concerns about the NAEYC Draft Position Statement on Technology and Young Children

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Greetings All,

YOUNG CHILDREN AND I NEED YOUR HELP.

I am deeply concerned about the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Draft Position Statement on Technology and Young Children—Ages 3 to 8 and its recommendations for technology use in early childhood programs. You can see the current draft here.

Meg Merrill, a social worker and producer of the film, “Play Again”, has written a powerful editorial about her concerns with the current draft. She has given me permission to share it with you. It will give you salient examples of why many of us are sooooooooo concerned about the current Draft.