Wonder Years (4 of 4) v3 forum

Anon's picture
Anon says:

i think one is the best way if it was an utopian society whereas the parents know all and are always present. but a conglomeration of all is needed in a mobile society which is socially stratofied with a beurocratically cumbersome government.

posted on Sun, 09/02/2012 - 2:41pm
Savannah's picture
Savannah says:

I like that we are even having a conversation about it at all, good to know people are thinking are about the children

posted on Sun, 09/30/2012 - 1:53pm
marilyn                                            Anonymous's picture
marilyn Anonymous says:

i think the parents. the family, the community,should all watch over our children and guide them, thereare valuable lessons that children can learn from all caring and loving people.childcare centers that are well run can also be a valuable resourse.

posted on Sun, 10/21/2012 - 3:35pm
Anonymous person's picture
Anonymous person says:

i thought the options were ok. but not the best. i think the first one was the best.

posted on Wed, 10/24/2012 - 1:53pm
grannymc's picture
grannymc says:

While all 3 ideas sound good, the practicaity acroos all social/cultural settings is impractical at this time in our current 'climate'.
we have to fight fir every dollar for education, for head start programs, for good teachers, for good pay etc.
There is then the question of what/how best to provide any of the listed items & just what they should consst of.
Our society seems split in just who deserves support [comments such as they're just too lazy to...], what should be supported, & how to fund.
nice theories/ideas but not currently practical except perhaps as grassroots neighborhood action.

posted on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 12:13pm
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Mom of two and adult educator says:

As a parent and adult educator serving lower-income students, I believe it is necessary to offer multiple options for parents to best support their children. There isn't a cookie-cutter solution, so we need to help families customize what will work best for them. Education is the key, as we know, but we have to care about the families to make sure they are ready to take advantage of the educational opportunities. Start with making pre-k mandatory and fund it.

posted on Wed, 11/07/2012 - 1:48pm
Edge's picture
Edge says:

I think that you should have your childs education start earlyer

posted on Fri, 11/23/2012 - 2:35pm
JAG's picture
JAG says:

There is a lot of great/good parenting going on. But, more and
more kids are suffering because parents aren't involved in their education, or health & happiness.
These things involve "time" not

posted on Fri, 11/23/2012 - 3:54pm
Rebel's picture
Rebel says:

I think that all of these benefit only certain groups and sound more like advertisements than anything anybody is actually considering seriously at the moment. Stop talking, get someone to do something!

posted on Sat, 11/24/2012 - 3:27pm
nobody's picture
nobody says:

this is a science museum, not a government class.

posted on Sun, 11/25/2012 - 1:29pm
Emma Reilly's picture
Emma Reilly says:

Whenever local neighborhoods,communities and parents come together to help their youngest members, that is a good thing...

posted on Sun, 11/25/2012 - 2:30pm
anon.'s picture
anon. says:

Many of these questions had too many variables. some of the best child care centers are part of churches and yet with these questions about state funding you leave out these valuable centers that provide good care at affordable costs to the community.

posted on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 12:36pm
matt's picture
matt says:

A foundation comes from a good parent or parents. It is not the governments job to provide anything to anyone. People need to make better choices as individuals as to what is best for their family and NOT rely on a "program" to do it for them.

posted on Wed, 12/26/2012 - 3:01pm
Zeyna-June's picture
Zeyna-June says:

I believe every child is a wanted child, and they all deserve a good start in life...

posted on Thu, 12/27/2012 - 1:47pm
Apryl's picture
Apryl says:

The best option is to make ways for one parent to stay home with the children while the children are young.

posted on Thu, 12/27/2012 - 2:38pm
Want A Horse's picture
Want A Horse says:

I dissagree. Children should not go to school in early years. A program is not going to teach all the things you child is going to need to know. I have tried a couple of programs my self, admitting it. My kid is growing up great with out any help or oter programs that are way over price. Anyone should see how dissorderly a program is with out even attending it. Thank you for reading, I am Want some boob.

posted on Thu, 12/27/2012 - 4:01pm
Anonymous555's picture
Anonymous555 says:

childen are most likely to repeat the errors of their parents. unless the parents are taught better ways to navigate child development and how to implement it many of the above ideas won't be successful. current public school styles of teaching don't address development, they address test success which is grossly different than life skills.

posted on Sat, 12/29/2012 - 3:24pm
Matt's picture
Matt says:

A mix of all the approaches would likely be the best approach.

posted on Sun, 12/30/2012 - 7:30pm
Joe IGH's picture
Joe IGH says:

We need state legislators who will support more early ed opportunities and who see it as an investment, not merely a cost.

posted on Mon, 12/31/2012 - 11:39am
CA's picture
CA says:

We need to find a way to support families to educate their young children. They are going to be the people who know what's best for them and also be able to adapt to each childs specific needs. Plus they are going to be the people who care them most about the young children.

posted on Mon, 12/31/2012 - 2:13pm
Meowwww's picture
Meowwww says:

I can't help but think about the funding...I would have also liked to see some statistics and information on studies performed. Silly survey.

posted on Fri, 01/04/2013 - 8:48pm
Edward Emerson-12's picture
Edward Emerson-12 says:

I think that this is a great idea. ECFE espeacially does a great job with making kids bond with other kids and kids bonding with their parents. When people, especially younger minds that are still developing it makes it easier to learn when they are older.

posted on Fri, 01/04/2013 - 9:41pm
Anonymoussss's picture
Anonymoussss says:

The last question seemed to make the most sense in focusing community and family efforts both into earlier childhood education.

posted on Sat, 01/12/2013 - 9:18pm
Brian O's picture
Brian O says:

Parents are responsible for educating their children. Society at large, whether local or global can provide support. Schools are a great tool in assisting parents, but this 'outsourcing' of parental responsibility can only go so far.

posted on Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:35am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think we need to provide everyone with help because we are all citizens here and everyone needss support sometimes! seriously.

posted on Sat, 02/02/2013 - 5:24pm
`judy's picture
`judy says:

I believe the 3rd discussion reflects best the trends of our focus today. Parents need a broader understanding of brain development and how socialization impacts that development. It is the number one goal of our program focusing on the social and emotional development of each child. It's critical to our developing world and accepting of one another.

posted on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:12pm
rowan's picture
rowan says:

kids sould learn so yes its good

posted on Sun, 03/10/2013 - 5:56pm
Melissa's picture
Melissa says:

Ecfe and Headstart are great programs to bring together Families, support Communities, and Educate Children. More funding to these programs would be great!!!

posted on Wed, 03/13/2013 - 10:03am
Bobby Brady's picture
Bobby Brady says:

Unfortunately, there will always be a "knowing-doing" gap.

posted on Sat, 03/23/2013 - 12:15pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

We agree wholeheartedly with a combination of the approaches!

posted on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 1:19pm
cats and dogs's picture
cats and dogs says:

i think babies are alot to handle cause i have a brother and he is 2 he is alot a trouble thant is all i have to say bye now!!!!!!

posted on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 1:56pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

studies have already shown that all the money that has been invested in early childhood programs is mostly wasted due to the fact that most if not all the gains made by these programs are lost by second grade. this comes down to too many parents not truly supporting and working at helping their kids learn. many teachers would tell you thatthe kids that usually perform well are the same kids who have parents sshow up for conferences/school and communty events etc.....

posted on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 8:22pm
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SrslyEerie says:

I think that all had pros and cons, but the community one stuck out to me. Where I grew up, we just didn't have a community familial background and any efforts to improve that fell flat.

posted on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 2:21pm
Raychill's picture
Raychill says:

the early yrs through age 5 are crucial leaning & development periods.

posted on Sun, 04/14/2013 - 6:20pm
Lucy Lou's picture
Lucy Lou says:

Since we know the greatest investment is in the families we should not only put dollars into reputable childcare programs but equip all areas surrounding them to create stronger families.

posted on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 10:39am
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Jeffrey Joseph loves Izzy Larson says:

it's crucial for young children to have strong families and to be surrounded by strong families

posted on Fri, 05/03/2013 - 2:42pm
B. Olive's picture
B. Olive says:

I believe the survey presented idealistic examples of how child rearing should be executed. They were all positive notions that would greatly benefit the lives of children, but their execution is highly improbably. We no longer live in a world in which child rearing preceds all other priorities in the eyes of society. In order to achieve better child rearing practices, I think it better to focus on who is choosing to get pregnant, and why?

posted on Sat, 05/04/2013 - 4:07pm
Lori's picture
Lori says:

I would have liked to see all three options and rank priority. I believe all three have some good ideas, but all have issues based on financial restraints in government. Also research data is important to determine return on investment. For this reason, I feel this survey is fatally flawed. Ideally each area is more good than bad because it helps kids, but that does not mean the goals and needs can be met.

posted on Sun, 05/12/2013 - 2:50pm
Otis Zanders's picture
Otis Zanders says:

I love the suggestions. Its imperative that we change our historic view to begin engagement

posted on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 10:41am
Melanie's picture
Melanie says:

We are under so much pressure as it is to support children whose parent can't or won't give them the supportthey need. I feel that helping kids in need is fantastic but how do we seperate the kids that really need help from the parents just trying to work the system so that they don't have to be responsible for thierown children???????????

posted on Mon, 05/27/2013 - 2:17pm
Peter P II's picture
Peter P II says:

Scientific facts support the funding of early childhood development as a great investment. The initatives presented make sense socially and economically. Time will prove this.

posted on Thu, 05/30/2013 - 7:50pm
Maria V.'s picture
Maria V. says:

I think that these ideas to help support early learning and development are excellent. I understand that a person's childhood is probably the most important phase in their lives, and they need to be properly taught and nurtured. I agree with most of them, but some seem like they could be detrimental to the economy. I agree that parents should be able to have enough money to pay for a good education, the government needs a certain amount of money from income. Plus, with the gas prices lately, I'm hoping that something can be done about that. It would help people have more money with lower gas prices to pay for children. I think the government needs the money and needs to use it wisely.

posted on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 3:50pm
Curtis's picture
Curtis says:

No single family has all of the resources needed to raise a child. Options 2 or 3 are the only ones that work. Families that think they are raising their children alone are recognizing the large amount of help they get from others, directly or indirectly. We all need each other to thrive.

posted on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 4:04pm
Brook's picture
Brook says:

In my culture, it takes a village to rise a child. Multiple teaching perspectives can give a child numerous ways to look at the world.

posted on Wed, 06/26/2013 - 10:16am
Chr1st0ph3r's picture
Chr1st0ph3r says:

I think that the problem with this survey is that they make you choose from only around 3 or 4 answers, rather than letting you voice your own opinion.

posted on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 1:10pm
Elizabeth W.'s picture
Elizabeth W. says:

All the "ideas" were great, but it is in the implementation that things go awry. Option #3 was the biggest red flag to me, allowing for only things that would be able to be widely implemented. In essence, it is saying that they wouldn't be using best practices, they would be using practices that are okay but mostly those that are easiest to scale up. When you maintain local control, whether at the family or community level, you don't have to sacrifice quality in order to achieve scale. This is currently going on in our K-12 education system, why would we want to extend the mediocrity down to 0-5 also?

posted on Sun, 06/30/2013 - 2:55pm
santi 14's picture
santi 14 says:

I think that I would do what anonymous said and it is imporynt for kids to know more when they get older so let the kids learn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Sat, 07/06/2013 - 5:40pm
Estrella's picture
Estrella says:

I believe the financial status of a family has nothing to do with there education at such a young age.

posted on Sat, 07/06/2013 - 8:18pm
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captain underpants says:

kids need to grow and have new ideas

posted on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 2:20pm
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cheesy man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! says:

i like kids kids are not good at growing up there ideas are bad

posted on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 2:22pm

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