The options and questions were skewed to elicit a limited range of alternatives... intellectually dishonest,
I said these exact same words. None of these solutions provided any numbers, sttistics, orspecific ways that we can improve life for our children.
you can do that if youwant to
I think the idea of this survey is to gather what people naturally tend to lean towards rather than ifluence them with outside sources and research. It is interesting that most people think of all three options positively.
as a parent we all want to lead by example..
you are wrong. Perhaps reading was not part of your child hood development program.
Reading IS part of the beginning, they might just start off slower..
i dont think or feels that way!
COULDNTT AGREE MORE!!!!!!!
adults should be active participants in childcare and preschool education. Resources should be focused on raising awreness of parent education
so that adults understand available programs for themselves and their children.
each approach can work for some peope
I think all three are better than what we have now. I beleive the first option is best. I think the second two also need to be implimented in our current society.
I agree with everything that was said here. I think the ideas are good ones and our communities would benefit from them.
If we as individuals move away from materialistic desires, we would find that we each (for the most part) have at least some ability to spend time at home with our children when they are young.
i dont agrre with anything here.
i agree with everything that it said
the questions were flawed and being a psychology major it would need much more details. works for some people but some people it might seem radical. the best part was when the article said that we need to update the system, i agree, but what are good solutions?
All three approaches are needed to make sure that all children are given the best foundation in life possible. However, we can not only offer community support in the first five years of life. As a society we must make a committment to caring for our children from birth all the way through young adult hood. Only then will we be able to fully equip or children for their future without whom there is no future for us.
I think the first option is the best. there is no replacement for parents as the biggest influence in children's lives.
if the parent is the right kind of roll modelfor the child childern trust and depend on there mother and father the child have no say so what family they are born into so trust is a big deal so children need to beable to trust thats a key part on the parents part
Yeah, but some parents are terrible! We must save our societies kids from poor parents!!!
Even the best parents sometimes can't afford to spend lots of time with their children. We should provide support to families by making high quality childcare and other services available.
As an educator of students from low-income homes, I have witnessed the disparity between those students who had intellectually stimulating home lives BEFORE entering school and those who have not. I can see the evidence that those students who do not have the support during their early years are at a SEVERE disadvantage all the way through high school and even college - most kids will never catch up.
I totally agree, when kids start kindergarten there is a wide range of academic accomplishments in children and grouping them all in one classroom does a disservice to all of them. Kids should be 'ability or knowledge' grouped so that they can best get their needs met. My son was reading chapter books when he entered kindergarten yet was forced to sit thru learning abc's. I felt forced into homeschooling him so that he could keep learning. It has worked out so far but was not what i wanted for him in the beginning. Some kids in that room were bored and others overwhelmed and behind. Was not a good way to help every child reach their full potential. It's too bad that ability grouping kids doesn't really start to happen until middle school or later, which way too late in terms of maximizing a childs potential.
the ideas here are all better theana leaving things the way they are now but at the same all of them have their flaws and lots of people will fight them. parents should not be left to their own devises because some parents arent equiped to handel children but the goverment can only do so much before it becomes un helpful vs. helpful
good ideas for some.
i like this but i would have to see how it works
All day kingergarden
all three approaches really need to play together to give our children the best chance at being happy, healthy contributing members of their famillies, communities and society at large
Great ideas about education, It is all about who has the moral responsibiity to pay and care about it. Everyone in the society? You might say so...
I agree withall o these comments.
happiness runs in a circular motion...
the can not be an assumption that extended family members have the best interest for grandchildrens development.
i thought that none of them were any good
it is fatallyflawed
Usted es no bueno...
All great! Read Robert Putman and Bloom's Social Animal for the why; Koppleburg's 'Reading Obama' for Hope.
its a good idea and really easy
since im a cat i dont realy know that stuff . I guess i shouldnt of taken the quiz!
I think that the parents should worry about thier kids and not institutions.
These are great ideas except the last one. I didn't agree with that at all!
i think childcare is very impotant to our society. yeah! go children!!!! (:
I think the first idea about hildren staying with parents and or family is key. I would like to seemore support for this, not programs that seperate the young child even for a greater education opportunity. They need more nurturing and security at this age. ECFE programs keep parent and child together. WIC nutrition program supplements income for food for lower income families. Teaching parents how to spend time with their kids as they grow is important. Some parents need to read to their kids instead of watching TV all the time. They need to play games and go outside. They also need ideas for teaching them to do chores and to respect authority and be responsible for little things around the house.
While all options presented offered great ideas about how to utilize funds better in order to create the best forms of child care, the options did seem to be skewed. They present only the very best, "big idea" pictures without providing necessary information such as funding and real-world execution.
i did not agree
i think they did a horrible job
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