The purpose of this article is to encourage early childhood educators and the related professional development and research communities to become the leading voices in determining the direction of early childhood education. To support this vital, and complicated transition, this discussion revisits fundamental aspects of what is meant by early childhood education and intends to spark discussion and the direction needed to guide thought and action as nations begin a shift towards more affordable, universal and, most importantly, high-quality early childhood education.
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Sharp, L. Kathryn. 2016. Examining the Precepts of Early Childhood Education: The Basics or the Essence?. The International Journal of the Whole Child. Vol.1(1). 30-38. https://libjournals.mtsu.edu/index.php/ijwc ISSN: 2474-297X