A Theoretical Foundation

A Theoretical Foundation

A Theoretical Foundation1st Post Due by Day 3. A core component of administering an early childhood program is having a knowledge base of early childhood theory. As educators, it is often easier to see theory in practice when using developmentally appropriate practice directly with children. Embarking on a leadership role means that you need to explore theory from the lens of a leader in order to inform decision making for program-wide best practice. To prepare for this discussion, read the required chapters of the textbook

In your initial post:

  • Provide at least one specific example when answering the following questions:
    • How should our awareness of developmental theories guide our work as administrators?
    • How should theory influence the implementation of quality programming as an administrator?
    • Which theory most influences your personal view of leadership and/or what you have come to value as an educator?
  • Explain one developmental theory or aspect of one theory that is not mentioned in the book. Discuss why this additional information is important for managers/administrators when considering program quality.