Crime, unemployment, divorce, and other stresses contribute to a generation of young children that need supportive adults to help ensure a positive future. The children in our communities need us to provide a model for flexibility in challenging situations. Our community must work together to build such resiliency in young children in order to build a hope-filled future.
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Children gain their own self worth in part from the adults that influence them. Our goal is to invest in children so that they view themselves as smart, creative, resourceful, or have other positive views about who they are. When we rally around the youth in our community and encourage their positive worth, we raise a generation that has faith in their own abilities.
Technology is everywhere we turn, and in the early childhood classroom it is no different. The early childhood community has begun to accept the fact that today's children are immersed in technology on a daily basis. Given this fact, we are often uncertain how to best use technology in the early childhood classroom.
According to Bullying Statistics, it is estimated that nearly three million students in the U.S. are bullied each year. Fifteen percent of school absences are a result of students that are afraid to attend school because of bullying. Bullying has become an epidemic and more than half of children witness their peers being bullied on a regular basis.