Current Issues And Trends

Using the attachments, answer the questions below

Part I: Changing demographics and Building Blocks Learning Center
Using the “Demographics from Hansvale County” document, write an article for the faculty newsletter that includes the following:

An explanation of how changing racial, cultural, and linguistic demographics in the county impacts the center
Two real-world examples that illustrate how home language or race might impact children and families
An explanation of at least one way Building Blocks Learning Center can respond to changing demographics to ensure an equitable program
Part II: Poverty and child development
Using the “Demographics from Hansvale County” document and information from the professional knowledge base, write an article for the faculty newsletter that includes the following:

An explanation of how poverty impacts healthy child development and learning
A description of at least two ways the center can adjust or add programming to meet the needs of children and families living in poverty
A recommendation regarding how individual staff members can promote the healthy development and learning of children living in poverty
An analysis of at least one recent state or federal policy related to early childhood education to ensure equity for all children in early childhood settings. Explain how the policy might impact the center.
Part III: Brain research and Building Blocks Learning Center
Using three research articles written in the past 5 years about brain research and child development, write an article explaining brain research and its impact on the early childhood field that includes the following:

A summary of three recent developments in brain research and child development (Note: Use articles that have been published in the past 5 years, either from the Walden library or other professional resources, to support your summary.)
A description of at least two ways teachers at Building Blocks Learning Center can use this information about the brain and child development to foster healthy development and promote learning
Part IV: Effective use of technology in the classroom
Using two research articles written in the past 5 years about the effective use of technology with children, write an article explaining the implications of technology on child development and the early childhood field that includes the following:

An explanation of the benefits and challenges of using technology as a teaching tool for children
A recommendation for families concerning appropriate use of technology for children at two different stages of development (i.e., infant-toddler, preschool, school-age)