The Challenge of Boys in Early Childhood Education

This article is a shortened version of a book the author is currently writing. it explores in depth reasons boys struggle in early childhood programs, and provides some in-depth discussion of ways to address this problem.


This is an article that presents the challenges many young boys have in early childhood programs, and suggests a variety of approaches to address these challenges. Challenges include a predominantly female culture, a disproportionate number of boys suspended or expelled, and too many boys in special education. Recommendations include increasing the number of men in early childhood programs, and providing environments and activities that match the developmental needs of boys.

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Web Article
Francis Wardle
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Community Playthings/Resources
Auguist 9 2016
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Tuesday, August 9, 2016
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Community Playthings website
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