Preparing early childhood professionals to meet the changing demography of the united states

Martha Muñoz, Pamela J Powell

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Changing family structures, such as children living with grandparents or older siblings caring for children, gay and lesbian parents, families who are newly immigrated or undocumented, single head of house hold due to incarceration, divorce, and military deployment have become common place in the last two decades. Therefore, teachers must prepare themselves for meeting the needs of young children and their families through social justice considerations. Building off these considerations and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Position Statement on Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children Birth Through Age 8, this chapter offers recommendations for integrating a social justice perspective into Early Childhood Care and Education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSocial Justice Instruction
Subtitle of host publicationEmpowerment on the Chalkboard
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319123493
ISBN (Print)9783319123486
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Developmentally appropriate practice
  • Early childhood
  • Social justice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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