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  1. The Guidelines were drafted by a task force that was selected from different sectors and representative of the interests of the people that are affected drawing from the professionals and expertise from other states
  2. The program targeted different domains in child development and was looking to improve not only the academic part of the children but also the developmental and analysis of different aspects in their lives
  3. Approach to learning is also another aspect that is important in the program and ensures that practitioners can understand the different methods that are important in the learning process.
  4. Creative arts is also one of the domains in the program whereby the children are engaged in different activities that help the children develop problem solving and verbal and non-verbal skills
  5. The program has been tested and since it draws from the federal measures and initiatives it is within the federal and therefore has been properly assessed
  6. The program has been enrolled to different institutions and has shown tremendous results since the practitioner is able to connect and understand the child
  7. The program is highly recommended and based on the different facts that have been collected it is clear that it is changing and developing the children skills accordingly

The United States is looking to streamline the different concepts in the learning environment with different States being encouraged to adopt practices that are in line with other states provided they are adoptable. The State of Minnesota is no different as it is looking to adopt the Division of Early Childhood methods in their curriculum and ensure that children are able to learn in a good environment and develop their skills. Division of Early childhood (DEC) was initially conceptualized in in 1991 to provide guidance to the intervention methods and measures in early childhood and special education for children.

[...] Council for Exceptional Children. Journal of early intervention. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Print. Maine.gov. N.p., n.d. Web Apr National Research Council (U.S.). Early childhood development and learning: New knowledge for policy. Washington, DC: National Academy Press Print. [...]


[...] The Task Force was formed in 2002 and was mainly aimed at developing the best practices for early learning practices. The program was mainly conceptualized to be in line with the National Legislation and initiatives that were looking to ensure that every child had the best development structure and did not suffer due to having the wrong development structure in place (National Research Council). The framework that was instituted looked to enhance the development of the children from 3 to five years and was looking to strengthen school readiness efforts across local, state and federal early care education systems. [...]


[...] It is one of the best systems in developing the children and is looking at improving specific aspects of their skills that essentially lead to the children having all the required information and developmental aspects that are important for the children and in helping them in future. The program needs to concentrate more on giving and developing the children's abilities in the creative arts and the learning environment as opposed to specific subjects. Works Cited Beatty, A. S., National Research Council (U.S.), and National Research Council (U.S.).Mathematical and scientific development in early childhood: A workshop summary. Washington, DC: National Academies Press Print. [...]


[...] Understanding the learning characteristics of the children is essential in ensuring that the children are properly groomed and developed (Council for Exceptional Children). Children are inquisitive and curious which are the attributes that are expected from all children. The urge to learn more and be the best is one of the most valuable tools that can be harnessed and used by the practitioner in ensuring that they can instil the best practices in the children. Understanding the approach of children to learning also helps in identifying odd behaviour and tackling the problem at an early stage through implementing the best methods. [...]

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