Early Childhood Quotes

Quotes tagged as "early-childhood" Showing 1-14 of 14
MaryAnn F. Kohl
“Art is a process, not a product.”
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Brian K. Vaughan
“By the time they're out of preschool, most children have already seen thousands of acts of violence.”
Brian K. Vaughan, Saga, Volume 7

“In Your Early Years people Tell You, Correct You and Forgive You. But when you become an Adult, they Neither Correct you nor Forgive You”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

Jonathan Kozol
“I urge you to be teachers so that you can join with children as the co-collaborators in a plot to build a little place of ecstasy and poetry and gentle joy”
Jonathan Kozol

Maryanne Wolf
“Before two years of age, human interaction and physical interaction with books and print are the best entry into the world of oral and written language and internalized knowledge, the building blocks of the later reading circuit.”
Maryanne Wolf, Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World

“The notion of children being "kindergarten ready" is a bizarre oxymoron. It's like saying you have to know how to play the piano before you can learn how to play the piano.”
Peter Campbell

“What if upon entering the classroom, children find teachers listening attentively for their questions and stories, demonstrating a willingness to engage them in "playing out" their ideas using classroom materials while their propensity to ask questions is at its peak? What if well-educated teachers are guiding children to observe, discuss, imagine, and debate possibilities in the company of their equally eager peers? Our youngest children could,be in such conservatories of educational excellence in our public stools, preparing for their future in school and beyond.”
Gillian Dowley McNamee, The High-Performing Preschool: Story Acting in Head Start Classrooms

“The art and craft of early childhood teaching is in making decisions about fun, play and work. And it is this crafting that distinguishes the professional from the baby-sitter, parent or child minder.”
Susan Grieshaber and Felicity McArdle

“Engaging with children in troublesome thinking is problematic, but important. Ignoring the hard stuff and only engaging in the fluff and fun from curriculum choices is to keep underground issues of social justice and to further silence and compound the inequity”
Janet Robertson

“Interpersonal tensions can provide opportunities that transform an early childhood curriculum from pre-primary preparedness to sites of political practice.”
Pamela Wallberg

“We cannot live without meaning, that would preclude any sense of identity, any hope, any future.”
Carlina Rinaldi

“Do Not Dictate a Child through Someone, it Ruins the Child's Experience.”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

“Every child is entitled to having the finest experiences, and every parent should know how to provide them.”
Sally R. Goldberg, Ph.D.

Alix E. Harrow
“No one really remembers their own origins. Most of us possess a kind of hazy mythology about our early childhood, a set of stories told and retold by our parents, interwoven with our blurred baby memories. They tell us about the time we nearly died crawling down the stairs after the family cat; the way we used to smile in our sleep during thunderstorms; our first words and steps and birthday cakes. They tell us a hundred different stories, which are all the same story: We love you, and have always loved you.”
Alix E. Harrow, The Ten Thousand Doors of January