The Word version of the book (to be downloaded for easy editing) can be accessed at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wjD-vdmYPhdirIWczCCqEDxqmeMzaA4-
The PDF version of the book can be accessed at: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1B4e6oKPTFeUE9tXsJMcjsczb6Kj7EfEb
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.
Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/child-growth-and-development
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.
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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.
The andut website provides up-to-date resources and guidance on foreign language learning in grades PreKĐ8, with the intention that such information will help provide a strong foundation for long-term language instruction. The website offers multiple links to other resources, such as a searchable database for early language learning schools and teaching resources. A listserv is available as well via the website.
To provide children with a safe and nurturing learning environment and to maintain program effectiveness, teachers must incorporate observation, documentation and assessment into their daily routines. To truly be effective, teachers must develop skills and strategies that are grounded in best practices. This textbook covers topics such as observation methods and techniques, implicit bias, ethics of observation, quality, analyzing data, monitoring, screening and evaluation, meaningful curriculum, and using documentation and assessment to communicate with families.
How do young children learn? This unit looks at the way toddlers interact with their carers in the home environment. You will learn how adults use different methods of teaching to encourage a small child to expand their boundaries and develop new ways of thinking.
This unit examines the area of the brain based learning with a particular focus on the development of the young child's brain and is of particular relevance to those who work with young children. We begin by looking at the structure and functions of the brain, and the impact that sensory deprivation can have on these. We consider the implications of current understandings of brain development for teaching and learning, particularly in an early years setting, and finish by exploring the value of play (particularly outdoor play) in children's learning and the development of their brains.
Reading list with open/free readings for Typical and Atypical Child Development course.
Course description: Overview of typical and atypical development in young children from 3 years - 4th grade. Traditional and current theories of development are discussed with an ecological framework and an emphasis on brain research, risk factors, culture and the implications of atypical development as it relates to developmental appropriate practices in inclusive early childhood environments.