Ten Technology in Early Childhood Policy Statements You Should Know

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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.

Screen Shot 2017-02-06 at 9.30.19 PMIn 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)


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March 4, 2017
Call for submissions: Stories from the field on the 5th Anniversary of the NAEYC/Fred Rogers Joint Position Statement on Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs
The TEC Center at Erikson Institute is seeking 200-word entries that share stories and case-studies of meaningful and appropriate technology use with young children by March 31, 2017. Read more →
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March 2, 2017
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