Assignment: Zero to Three and NAEYC: Key Professional Organizations
For this assignment, you will explore both Web sites, where you will discover a wealth of knowledge to support you on your professional journey. Print out the instructions provided below for taking a guided tour through each site. As you take the tour, enhance your experience by asking yourself questions about the importance, relevance, and implications of the information you encounter. Take notes that will help you complete the written portion of this assignment.
Click here for the Zero to Three Web Site Guided Tour (Word document)
Click here for the NAEYC Web Site Guided Tour (Word document)
After touring the Web sites, complete the following:
- Describe two resources (articles, reports, and/or position statements) from each Web site that increased your understanding of the early childhood field. Using examples, explain the ways your understanding has expanded and/or deepened.
Assignment length: 1–2 pagesWee
Zero to Three Web Site Guided Tour
The Home Page
Begin your tour by visiting the Zero to Three home page: http://www.zerotothree.org
Examine the home page to get a sense of the layout of this site. Notice the categories of links across the top of the page.
The “About Us” Section
Check out the links in the “About Us” section as follows:
- Click on “About Us” on the far right at the top of the page. Read “About Us” and then click on “FAQ” at the left-hand side of the page. Click on and read the responses to the following questions: “What does ZERO TO THREE do?” and “What is the relationship between the Early Head Start National Resource Center and ZERO TO THREE?”
The “Public Policy” Section
Check out the links in the “Public Policy” section as follows:
- Click on the “Public Policy” section. Read this page and then note the links to the categories on the left-side of the page. Click on and peruse at least three that are of most interest to you.
NAEYC Web Site Guided Tour
The Home Page
Examine the home page to get a sense of the layout of this site. Notice the two categories of links on the navigation bar on the left: “Information About” and “Information For.”
The “Information About” Section
Check out the links in the “Information About” section as follows:
- Click on the “NAEYC” link on the left navigation bar and peruse the “About NAEYC” section. Note the links to the “History of NAEYC,” “Position Statements,” “Mission, Philosophy, and Goals,” “NAEYC in the News,” and other features. Take a few moments to read about the history, mission, and latest news.
- Click on the “Early Childhood Issues” link on the left navigation bar and gain an overview of the articles, research reports, and resources available. Select and read one that is of interest to you. Also click on “Links to National Organizations” to find a list of other national organizations involved in work related to the field of early childhood. Click on some of the links that interest you. Bookmark this site as a resource for future assignments and professional research.
- Click on the “Public Policy” link and explore the links provided. Return to this page regularly to get current information on federal policies and legislation that impact the early childhood education profession.
The “Information For” Section
Check out the links in the “Information For” section as follows:
- Click on the “Students” link and preview the wealth of resources provided. Plan on coming back to this page to engage in more in-depth exploration.