ACEE endorses a variety of early childhood education settings for young children to promote and facilitate parental choice. These include: center-based, family child care, faith-based, private, and public programs. Full and part-time care is required to meet the individual needs of families and children.
ACEE supports parent choice (faith-based or other curricula that supports the values and philosophy of the family), developmentally appropriate practice (learning activities appropriate to meet the needs of every child in the class, responsive pupil-teacher interaction, activity-based learning centers, developmentally appropriate room arrangement), and special needs (early screening to identify children who may need further assessment, individual plans and accommodations for children identified as having special needs, inclusion of children into programs with typical peers, additional teacher training specific to the field of inclusion as needed).
Curricula should be:
Moral/Spiritual Development - Christian Curricula should include:
ACEE encourages the use of research-based assessments to: