Early Learning and Educational Technology Policy Brief 2016

The goal of this policy brief is three-fold: 1) Provide guiding principles for early educators (including those in home settings), early learning programs, schools, and families on the use of technology by young children to support them in making informed choices for all children; 2) Inform the public, families, and early educators on the evidence base used to support these guiding principles; and 3) Issue a call to action to researchers, technology developers, and state and local leaders to ensure technology is advanced in ways that promote young children’s healthy development and learning. The document was developed and written by Joan Lee (Office of Educational Technology) with technical assistence from professionals at ED and HHS and experts in early learning and use of technology. http://tech.ed.gov/files/2016/10/Early-Learning-Tech-Policy-Brief.pdf