Seen and Heard: Children’s Rights in Early Childhood

by Ellen Lynn Hall and Jennifer Kofkin Rudkin (foreward by Bonnie Neugebauer). Teachers College Press, 2011

Using examples from a Reggio-inspired school with children from ages 6 weeks to 6 years, the authors emphasize the importance of children’s rights and our responsibility as adults to hear their voices. Seen and Heard summarizes research and theory pertaining to young children’s rights in the United States, and offers strategies educators can use to ensure the inclusion of children’s perspectives in everyday decisions.

This vivid portrait of emergent curriculum includes:

  • Classroom experiences, including building a city for the classroom hamster and authoring a school charter on children’s rights.
  • Provocative discussion questions for professional development.
  • Photographs of children at play and examples of children’s work.