Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. Surprisingly, many people do not understand why studying psychology is important to an early childhood educator. By studying psychology, early childhood educators have a better understanding of how children develop and learn.
For this assignment, take on the role of an early childhood teacher. Your principal/director just asked you to create a brochure explaining to future teachers:
- The connections between psychology and learning.
- The role psychology plays in understanding children’s development (age birth to 8 years old).
- Why teachers need to understand psychological theories and research.
Support your brochure with 3-5 scholarly references.