Here’s an interesting term to consider, “Adultification.” Wonder what this implies and what a key researcher says about high-quality early childhood education? Emily Kaplan, in her article on the edutopia website, writes:

“Erika Christakis is a former faculty member of the Yale Child Study Center and the author of the best-selling book The Importance of Being Little: What Young Children Really Need From Grownups. Christakis says that we’ve reached a perilous moment for very young kids: Increasingly we treat them as commodities and find ourselves ‘in danger of losing the child in childhood.’ Instead of imposing adult expectations, she argues, parents and teachers should try to ‘take their blinders off’ and see the world through the eyes of young children—a change in perspective that might allow us to better understand and cultivate their unique abilities.”

Read the full article here.