Fostering Essential Dispositions in Young Children

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From an early age, learning is influenced by one’s dispositions, or tendencies to think or act in particular ways.  This video emphasizes six essential dispositions of competent learners. Caregivers are encouraged to support children to be: creative, inquisitive, flexible, critical thinkers, purposeful & reflective, and social learners. Toddler and preschool teachers describe why and how they promote these dispositions within their program.

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These documents were created by Terry Surprenant with contributions from Michelle Levy.

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Teaching Strategies
Ways to promote each of the dispositions in your early childhood setting.
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Further Reading
List of articles related to this topic.
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Guidance for Professional Learning
Strategies to use this video in college courses, trainings, and within programs.

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This video was funded by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood to support implementation of the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards (ELDS).

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