Media Literacy in Early Childhood Report

The intention of this Media Literacy in Early Childhood Report is to utilize media literacy, child development, and early education knowledge to develop educational materials and advocate for support for media literacy education in early childhood. This report provides:

– an updated definition of media literacy in early childhood;
– an explanation of developmentally appropriate media literacy education for children under age 8;
– background on the developmental abilities and expectations of young children with regards to media use and media literacy; and
– guidelines to support media literacy in early childhood.