There have been plenty of initiatives to promote civic engagement among the teenage set. Harvard’s Project Zero program “Children Are Citizens” is bringing that same idea to preschool.
Qualitative evidence shows that children have the capacity to debate ideas, and to work together to solve problems that arise in the classroom (how many kids can play in the block area at a time, for example) and outside of it (how to improve a city park). What if young children had more opportunities to offer the general public some civics lessons of their own?
Read the full article at The Atlantic: Harvard’s ‘Project Zero’ Wants More of America’s Preschools to Look Like Those in Reggio Emilia—Treating Children as Citizens – The Atlantic