Complete the “Historical Theories and Reflection Template” and include the following information in your template:

  • Five major child development theories that have shaped early childhood education from the Industrial Revolution in the 1800s through contemporary times.
  • Time period when the theory was widely applied in early childhood education.
  • Description of each theory including how the theory relates to early childhood development.
  • Influence on early childhood education, including how the theory addresses the basic issues of child development (nature versus nurture, continuous or discontinuous development, one or many courses of development), and the historical views that educators and/or philosophers had regarding how young children learn.