The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn.— Maria Montessori
Craziest Early Childhood quotations
The wounded child inside many females is a girl who was taught from early childhood on that she must become something other than herself, deny her true feelings, in order to attract and please others.
The best way to improve the American workforce in the 21st century is to invest in early childhood education, to ensure that even the most disadvantaged children have the opportunity to succeed along side their more advantaged peers
Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.
My early childhood prepared me to be a social psychologist.
I grew up in a South Bronx ghetto in a very poor family. From Sicilian origin, I was the first person in my family to complete high school, let alone go to college.
All of us have moments in our childhood where we come alive for the first time.
And we go back to those moments and think, This is when I became myself.
If a child lives with approval, he learns to live with himself.
Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words.
If you're going to equalize the academic playing field, you've got to get the kids in early childhood programs.
Your memories from your early childhood seem to have such purchase on your emotions. They are so concrete.
Over time we are able to undermine habitual modes of thinking formed by our self-made self in early childhood, which tries to squeeze happiness from the gratification of our desires for the symbols in our culture of survival and security, power and control, and affection and esteem.
The years of early childhood are the time to prepare the soil.
The loss of my childhood was the price for becoming the youngest world champion in history. When you have to fight every day from a young age, your soul can be contaminated. I lost my childhood. I never really had it. Today I have to be careful not to become cruel, because I became a soldier too early.
If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.
My early childhood memories center around this typical American country store and life in a small American town, including 4th of July celebrations marked by fireworks and patriotic music played from a pavilion bandstand.
Love is the supreme form of communication.
In the hierarchy of needs, love stands as the supreme developing agent of the humanity of the person. As such, the teaching of love should be the central core of all early childhood curriculum with all other subjects growing naturally out of such teaching.
Obviously from childhood to my teenage years, I really came into my own.
I left the house early; I was on the streets when I was, like, 15. I've been holdin' my own since that age.
Mythology, science and space exploration are subjects that have fascinated me since my early childhood. And they were always connected somehow with the music I write.
I'm very comfortable with the nature of life and death, and that we come to an end. What's most difficult to imagine is that those dreams and early yearnings and desires of childhood and adolescence will also disappear. But who knows? Maybe you become part of the eternal whatever.
Certainly, young children can begin to practice making letters and numbers and solving problems, but this should be done without workbooks. Young children need to learn initiative, autonomy, industry, and competence before they learn that answers can be right or wrong.
Parents deserve the peace of mind of knowing their children are in good hands.
By investing in early childhood educators, we are supporting nurturing child care environments where children can thrive.
I grew up in Cambridge in England, and my love of mathematics dates from those early childhood days.
My mother is a professor of early childhood education.
When I was two she would say she knew I was going to be an actor.
Behavior runs in deep channels that were cut during early childhood, and it is very difficult to alter them. In order to change a deeply ingrained pattern, you have to build a sturdy dam, dig another canal and reroute the river in the new direction. That effort is rarely successful over the long haul.
The children are now working as if I did not exist.
The goal of my philanthropic work has always been to make sure that every child has a chance to live up to his or her potential. That means our work won't be done until every child has access to quality education from early childhood to adulthood.
We spend at least $5 for remedial education right now for every dollar we put in early childhood education. All the studies on early childhood education show this is going to pay for itself.
The conviction that the best way to prepare children for a harsh, rapidly changing world is to introduce formal instruction at anearly age is wrong. There is simply no evidence to support it, and considerable evidence against it. Starting children early academically has not worked in the past and is not working now.
Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to partially neglect since early childhood.
Exploration of the natural world begins in early childhood, flourishes in middle childhood, and continues in adolescence as a pleasure and a source of strength for social action.
Middle-class kids get to play, develop their thinking ability.
Poor kids are much more likely to get regimentation under the guise of socialization. On top of it, we have huge segregation in early childhood programs. I don't see these patterns changing anytime soon, and that's a big obstacle.
When we suffer anguish we return to early childhood because that is the period in which we first learnt to suffer the experience of total loss. It was more than that. It was the period in which we suffered more total losses than in all the rest of our life put together.
The stirrings of morality emerge early in childhood.
Toddlers spontaneously offer toys and help to others and try to comfort people they see in distress.
Early childhood development has proved to be very beneficial and very cost-effective in societies where this is been tried. So let's not confine ourselves to primary education. Let's think of early childhood development and education as a whole.
Values are most important. Democratic values have to be instilled from childhood and the child sees at an early stage in life in every situation in society.