Ten Technology in Early Childhood Policy Statements You Should Know
These links were last updated on March 6, 2017, by Jenna Herdzina, TEC Center Policy Intern 2016-17.
The TEC Center at Erikson Institute is a thought leader in the appropriate use of technology with young children. 2017 marks the 5 years since the release of the NAEYC/Fred Rogers Center Joint Position Statement on Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs. TEC Center Director and Senior Fellow with the Fred Rogers Center, Dr. Chip Donohue, was one of the contributing authors. The TEC Center, and our partners at the Fred Rogers Center, have promoted the key messages, principles, and guidelines from the start.
In addition, Dr. Donohue was also a contributor to the Early Childhood STEM Working Group Report: Early STEM Matters: Providing High-Quality STEM Experiences for All Young Learners which was published in January 2017.
We help educators across the globe connect research and policy to practice in our professional development programs and conference sessions. These are current ten policy statements that early childhood leaders and professionals should reference when thinking about how to help professionals and families navigate the digital world.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- AAP Policy Statement: Media and Young Minds (Birth-5yrs)
- AAP Policy Statement: Media Use in School-Aged Children and Adolescents (5yrs-18yrs)
- AAP Technical Report: Children and Adolescents and Digital Media (Birth-Adulthood)
- Erikson Institute and TEC Center Statement: New Recommendations for Technology and Young Children Issues by the AAP
- Ten resources for considering the AAP and U.S. Department of Education policies on screen time, technology and digital media use by young children
- Rand Corporation: Moving Beyond Screen Time
- NAEYC Position Statement: Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8
- U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Policy Brief: Early Learning and Educational Technology Policy Brief
- Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology: National Education Technology Plan
- Early Childhood STEM Working Group Report: Early STEM Matters: Providing High-Quality STEM Experiences for All Young Learners
- Joan Ganz Cooney Center & New America: STEM Starts Early: Grounding Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Early Childhood
Children’s Privacy and Rights Policies and Laws: