ece206 | undergraduate
Curriculum And Instruction In Early Childhood Education
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Introduction to Early Childhood Education
- Describe historical contributors and theories that have evolved into current practices, policies, and guidelines regarding early childhood education.
- Define the key roles and responsibilities of early childhood educators.
- Identify characteristics and developmental needs of children in the early childhood learning environment.
- Identify strategies for working effectively with families and community stakeholders.
Setting the Stage for Learning
- Summarize the needs for organizing the physical environment to support children's learning.
- Identify appropriate behavioral expectations.
- Describe behavior management strategies that effectively influence children's behavior.
- Identify challenges for early childhood programs that may affect children’s learning.
- Explain how to implement effective small-group and whole-group activities.
Curriculum and Instruction
- Analyze the domains within the Children's Comprehensive Curriculum.
- Describe a variety of approaches and strategies that can be used in planning curriculum.
- Develop ways to integrate curriculum through imaginary and constructive play.
- Indicate ways in which developmentally-appropriate curricula and best practices can be created.
- Identify differentiated instructional strategies that address the developmental and learning needs of children.
- Explain the goals, benefits, and usage of assessment to guide learning and developmental objectives.
- Describe different forms of authentic assessment and evaluation tools to promote positive outcomes for each child.
- Identify the purpose of early intervention strategies and progress monitoring in the assessment process.
- Explain how to evaluate educator and program effectiveness.
- Define how to create and implement a diverse curriculum in early childhood programs.
- Apply understanding of children with exceptionalities to enhance program effectiveness.
- Compare personal and social development of children.
- Identify classroom practices that promote valuing diversity in an early childhood program.
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