“He Said, She Said…”

This section of the blog is dedicated to famous (and not so famous) quotes made by individuals that are in and/or have contributed to the Early Childhood field.

Here are four quotes to start it all off!

  • “In play, a child is always above his average age, above his daily behavior; in play, it is as though he were a head taller than himself.”Lev Vygotsky (1896-1934)
  • “Children are like tiny flowers: They are varied and need care, but each is beautiful alone and glorious when seen in the community of peers.” – Friedrich Froebel (1782-1852)
  • “Preschool years are critical; they are the first most fundamental periods….”- Louise Derman-Sparks (“The Passion for Early Childhood”)
  • “It’s not all about you, you’ve got to take your ego out of it and think about what’s best for [the] child.”-Renatta M. Cooper (“The Passion for Early Childhood”)

Here are four new quotes….

“Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children.” Princess Diana, Princess of Wales

“Children are our most valuable resource.” Herbert Hoover, 31st U.S. president

“Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.” Anonymous

“I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams!” David Vitter, U.S. senator


3 comments

  1. Anika, I really enjoyed the last quote ◦“It’s not all about you, you’ve got to take your ego out of it and think about what’s best for [the] child.” How true, during my years as an educator I often meet teachers that have totally forgotten about the children in the classroom and instead focuse on how good their room looks or making sure that they are noticed for doing a so so job.

  2. Anika, Ireally enjoyed the last quote. ◦“It’s not all about you, you’ve got to take your ego out of it and think about what’s best for [the] child.” To often educators tend to forget about the children and concentrate on theirselves and their own needs.


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