Do technology tools and interactive media like iPads, cameras, or e-readers, belong in the early childhood classroom? If so, how should early childhood educators be using them? What are the best ways and when are the best times to use technology with very young kids in a classroom setting?
The NAEYC-Fred Rogers Center position statement is meant to help educators answer some of these questions. We believe that technology and interactive media can be effective tools for learning and development when early childhood educators use them intentionally and in developmentally appropriate ways. But how can educators know if they’re using technology well? What does that look like?