A couple of episodes ago, I spoke with two Civics and Social Studies teachers about the importance of learning about Civic Engagement. We discussed how this important topic is covered starting as young as Kindergarten, and how it is vital to continue to challenge ourselves into adulthood to keep up with our civic knowledge and engagement.

That episode was brought about in part because of the rumblings out there that claimed “they don’t teach civics anymore.”

Well, today’s episode can be framed, in part, as a response to “they don’t teach critical thinking skills anymore”

So what are we talking about today?

Early Childhood Education, and why it is important to the development of future adults with strong critical thinking skills. 

Guest:

Jennie VonderHaar, Preschool Teacher and Director of Bethlehem Lutheran Early Childhood Center

 

Show Notes:

Paper Monsoon

InBrief: The Science of Early Childhood Development

Parent Aware 

Robert Munsch

 

Episode Manager: Kelli Olson

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