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 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 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 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.
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.