This handbook describes how to implement developmentally appropriate practices in an early childhood classroom. It includes information on implementing standards, building relationships, supporting diverse learners, and creating curriculum.
This series of three modules (which can be assigned together or individually) include the following: Understanding Children's Behavior, Creating a Supportive Environment, and Promoting Positive Behavior.
This course is designed to early childhood education professionals with the knowledge and skills to teach each content area according to the preschool learning guidelines, or state standards. This module as part of the course on the preschool learning experiences will explain each part of the standard and give examples of how to teach the standard within an integrated curriculum. Through presentations, online resources, readings, and assignments students will gain knowledge of the components of each area: mathematics, English language arts, science and technology/engineering, the arts, and health education, and history and social science. The last module will cover the content of the Early Childhood Program Standards and how to incorporate those standards into daily practice.
This series of three modules (which can be assigned together or individually) include the following: Understanding and Preventing Challenging Behavior, Teaching and Reinforcing Appropriate Behavior, and Behaviors Resistant to Change.
Word table that includes a selection of OERs that deal with the topic of childhood education, including child growth and development, infant and toddler education, the family and community, and equity and diversity in early childhood education.
This series of four modules (which can be assigned together or individually) include the following:An Overview of Developmentally Appropriate PracticeAn Overview of Universal Design for LearningUDL in a Developmentally Appropriate ClassroomUDL and Children with Special NeedsThese modules are designed to be used in the training of child care providers and early childhood teachers.
This handbook describes the process of lesson planning based on state standards. It includes examples of early childhood, elementary and special education lesson plans and references Maryland State Standards.