This lesson introduces students developmental milestones from birth to age 8. Using the CDC’s developmental milestones, students will create timelines highlighting developmental progressions. Students will then synthesize the progressions through observational and reflective writing.
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Welcome to Child Growth and Development. This text is a presentation of how and why children grow, develop, and learn. We will look at how we change physically over time from conception through adolescence. We examine cognitive change, or how our ability to think and remember changes over the first 20 years or so of life. And we will look at how our emotions, psychological state, and social relationships change throughout childhood and adolescence.
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This lesson introduces students to the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP). Students will learn the core considerations of DAP and the guidelines. Students will apply their knowledge of the guidelines for DAP to a set of early childhood educator “checklist questions.”
Examines underlying principles of quality practices utilized in early childhood programs emphasizing the key role of relationships, constructive adult-child interactions, and teaching strategies to supportphysical, cognitive and social/emotional development for all children. This course includes a review of the evolution of the field and introduces the profession of early childhood education. Requires aminimum of 10 hours in a pre-approved early childhood setting and a current TB test, TDAP & MMRvaccine. (This may not pertain to this semester as we are navigating a pandemic) Formerly ECE-121. This course meets the requirement for licensing and the Child Development Permit.
Nutrition education, menu planning, childhood diseases and illness, and sanitation and safety in group settings. Protecting the health and safety of young children and promoting the development of lifelong health habits. Communication with health professionals and parents on health, safety, and nutrition issues.
Directed field experiences with young children (birth to eight years) in varied early childhood education settings; applying child development theories and principles in support of developmentally effective approaches; planning and facilitating small and large group play-based learning experiences aligned with Arizona Early Learning Standards; refining observation and evaluation skills; adapting curriculum to children’s abilities and interests; practicing effective interactions and child guidance techniques; and evaluating the components of quality early childhood education programs. Required practicum experiences in at least two of the three early childhood groups (B-3, 3-5, or 5-8 years) and in at least two different approved early childhood settings.
Compiled to support a course on teaching math and science in Early Childhood Education. Chapters include: Early Learning; Math & Science Connections; Theory & Teacher Effectiveness; Special Needs; Standards & Assessment; Lesson Planning; Centers & Environment; Teaching Science Content; Teaching Math Content; and Hands-on Learning.
Overview of education profession and U.S. educational system; historical development and foundations of education and educational institutions. Includes theories of teaching, the student as learner, current issues and trends in education, the school and community, and roles and responsibilities of the teacher. Includes a field and observation practicum.
Prepares potential teachers to examine how race, ethnicity, and cultural differences influence students’ experiences in school. Assists teachers in implementing a multicultural approach to teaching by fostering critical thinking and identifying effective teaching styles and practices for a diverse student population.
School and family relationships with a focus on communication, ethics, professionalism and problem-solving. Impact of the community, its resources and referral systems. Emphasis on families, diversity, multicultural issues and parent involvement.
Education Trauma-Invested Classroom Learning Environments Resource List
ED 572 Trauma Informed Practices in Early Childhood
This course will immerse students in theory, research and practice around best-practices in trauma informed practices for our youngest children (birth-8years). Using an ecological systems context, participants of this course will explore the causes and consequences of traumatic experiences within the context of developmental, psychological and neurobiological processes. Students will examine the meaning of trauma within a cultural context, and examine their own personal reactions and potential bias when it comes to their work with young children and families experiencing trauma.
This course is designed to provide early childhood education professionals with the knowledge and skills to assess their own level in terms of the eight core competencies, across the infant-toddler, preschool and out-of-school age range. This survey course consists of eight learning modules. Each module is based on one of the eight core competencies: 1) understanding growth and development of children and youth, 2) guiding and interacting with children and youth, 3) partnering with families and communities, 4) health, safety and nutrition, 5) learning environments and curriculum, 6) observation, assessment and documentation, 7) program planning and development, and 8) professionalism and leadership. Includes Powerpoint audio lectures, syllabus, and self-assessments. This course can be used for self-documentation of professional development hours.
This module is designed for pre-service teachers in the undergraduate PreK- 4 Early Childhood Education major. The material in the unit will familiarize the future teacher to develop lesson plans and units in both the direct and indirect teaching models. Wonder Spaces, using the Reggio-inspired philosophy, is introduced to design spaces for learners ages 0 - 5. Classroom management is also included.
This is a printable version of the activity in the user guide. It gives examples of how each domain in the learning trajectories contributes to the holistic outcomes of the EYLF V2.0.
It invites you to collect examples within the context of your service. You may then revisit and reflect on the examples, individually and with colleagues, to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the learning trajectories and EYLF V2.0 Learning Outcomes.
The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) defines literacy as ‛the capacity, confidence and disposition to use language in all its forms’. It can include talking, listening, viewing, reading, writing, music, movement, dance, storytelling, visual arts, media and drama. Children develop a wide range of literacy skills in the early years, from infancy through to the start of school, which form the foundation for reading, writing and communicating. Early literacy approaches aim to promote the development of these foundational skills.
Evidence-based practices for promoting early literacy in early childhood care and education settings are listed. Some of the examples offered may not apply in all contexts and/or may be more suitable for particular learners or age groups.
The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) describes numeracy as the capacity, confidence and disposition to use mathematics in daily life. Mathematics involves understanding about numbers and quantity, operations, patterns, space, measurement and shapes. Numeracy is the application of these mathematical concepts, with skills developing along trajectories from birth. As children’s mathematical capabilities grow, they are increasingly communicated and applied to solve real-world ‘problems’ and build numeracy skills. In the context of early childhood education and care, these problems may include how many cups we need so that every learner has a cup for their water, who has built the tallest tower, or how to make and extend a pattern made with musical instruments.
Evidence-based practices for supporting learners’ early numeracy development
in early childhood education and care settings are listed. Some examples
offered may not apply in all contexts and/or may be more suitable for particular
learners or age groups.
In 1989, Louise Derman-Sparks, Lousie Derman Sparks published her groundbreaking book on Anti-Bias Education: Tools for Empowering Young Children. Subsequently, she co-authored Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves and updated it in 2020 with Patricia Ramsey. The module is focused on the four main tenets of Anti-Bias Early Childhood Education, as set forth by Derman-Sparks and Ramsey. These are: a) Identity, b) Diversity, c) Justice, and d) Activism. The goal of this module is to provide a resource for early childhood teacher educators to facilitate their student’s exploration of Anti-Bias Education in Early Childhood Education. This curriculum may also be useful to early childhood professionals who provide professional development for in-service early childhood educators and caregivers (I.e. public and private early education and care providers including but not limited to Head Start teachers, home care providers, after school program instructors, etc.).
This book includes the Learning Outcome: explain and recognize stages and milestones in physical, social, emotional, sensory, linguistic, and cognitive development for infants from birth to 15 months old. The objective meets the NAEYC Standard 1a [Knowing and understanding young children’s characteristics and needs, from birth through age 8] for educator preparation and the MA Core Competency 1.A.1 and 1.G.15 at the initial level. You will experience how an infant develops at an individual rate and has a personal approach to learning.
This book provides free educational resources to be used in the area of career exploration within the field of child development and early childhood care and education. Resources and information relates to Child Development /Early Childhood Education and Education majors at California Community Colleges.
The book supports a speaking-intensive course that introduces you to key concepts in the study of childhood from multidisciplinary perspectives. Your reading and listening will allow you to examine the historical and socio-cultural constructions of “the child” and childhood, exploring topics such as child development, cultural notions of adolescence, children as social agents, children’s rights, and challenges facing children in both local and global contexts.