Module 2, case 2

In a 2- to 3-page narrative essay discuss your response to the following topics. Read the context in the first paragraphs and respond to the assignment criteria below.

First: Review the program descriptions for the Jefferson County [Colorado] and Portland Public Schools [Oregon] Head Start programs [see links below]:

Jefferson County [CO] Head Start Curriculum

Portland Public Schools Head Start Program and Curriculum:

Also, review national curriculum requirements for Head Start programs as defined by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

Reflecting on Piaget’s theory of cognitive development and of the implications that Piaget’s work has for early childhood development programs, prepare a critique of the Head Start program at Jefferson County and the Portland Public Schools.

Examine the extent and manner in which the individual curriculum fosters the cognitive development of the young child.

Your critique must address [but is not limited to] each of the following items:

Based upon the program descriptions provided by Jefferson County and Portland Public Schools, does the curriculum of each program appear to foster the cognitive development of the young child as theorized by Piaget.
Determine if and how the program curricula is in line with the Stages of Cognitive Development.
Provide a detailed example of the type of activities that should be included in these programs that would foster the cognitive development of the young child with respect to Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive Development.

Ensure that your paper draws from the textbook and peer-reviewed journal articles in addition to other materials as well.

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