Technology & Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College released a comprehensive statement, Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8, providing important new guidance to early childhood programs on the effective use of media and technology.
"Our world and technology are rapidly changing; teachers and administrators face new choices every day about how to use interactive technologies," said Jerlean Daniel, Executive Director for NAEYC. "The statement provides important, timely, research-based guidance to professionals as they consider if, when and how to use technologies.”
“We believe that when used appropriately, technology and interactive media have tremendous potential to nurture early learning and development,” added Rita Catalano, Executive Director for the Fred Rogers Center. “The position statement is intended to support all those who care for and about young children in making informed, child-centered decisions about these new tools.”
In the link below, find the statement, examples of effective practice and key messaging, and also a recording of a related webcast Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs.