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Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood: Paths Toward Excellence and Equity
to understand the necessary mathematics, the crucial teaching-learningpaths, and the principles of intentional teaching and curriculum and(b) to learn how to implement a curriculum.
Recommendation 7: Coursework and practicum requirements for earlychildhood educators should be changed to reflect an increased emphasison children’s mathematics as described in the report. These changesshould also be made and enforced by early childhood organizationsthat oversee credentialing, accreditation, and recognition of teacherprofessional development programs.
Recommendation 8: Early childhood education partnerships shouldbe formed between family and community programs so that they areequipped to work together in promoting children’s mathematics.
Recommendation 9: There is a need for increased informal programming, curricular resources, software, and other media that can be usedto support young children’s mathematics learning in such settings ashomes, community centers, libraries, and museums.