Consider a program that you would most like to direct, and use Radtke’s three questions to develop a mission statement. Be sure to describe the type of population that would be served by this program. 3. In groups of four, discuss and record the thinking of the group about the following items:

a. What are your assumptions about growth and development?

b. How does learning or the development of knowledge come about?

c. During the early years of a child’s life, what is the adult’s role relative to

■■ physical development?

■■ social development?

■■ emotional development?

■■ cognitive development?

■■ language development?

■■ moral development?

d. What goals do you have for the children in your care?

e. What is your belief about how families impact development and how they should be served in your center?