This article explores the concept of guidance. It defines guidance, traces the guidance tradition in early childhood education, examines the present trend toward guidance, explains what guidance is not, and illustrates key practices in classrooms where teachers use guidance.
The authors describe an assessment plan that is a meaningful part of an early childhood program. Using a natural process of observing, teachers can use curriculum objectives and developmental continuums to guide them.
The purpose of this workshop is to orient participants to the key principles in Wraparound blended with recommended best practice guidelines for serving the early childhood birth to six populations. Participants will gain an understanding of some key areas of differences when evaluating and serving the early childhood population in Wraparound. Participants will be given an overview of trauma informed practices within the Early Childhood Wraparound Model of care. Participants will walk away with an understanding of recommended competencies for working with the birth to six populations as outlined by the California Center for Infant-Toddler Mental Health. Participants will be oriented to resources available within the 0-6 system of care.
This article illustrates the importance of understanding a child's perception of death in order to appropriately respond to the unique need of that child.
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 open textbook was the result of a remix of pre-existing open materials collected and reviewed by Molly Zhou and David Brown. Learning theories covered include the theories of Piaget, Bandura, Vygotsky, Kohlberg, Dewey, Bronfenbrenner, Eriksen, Gardner, Bloom, and Maslow.
The authors discuss what early childhood programs can do to engage fathers in their children's lives. The article covers the work of fathering programs, differences in maternal and paternal care-giving styles, co-parenting compacts, and fathers participating in literacy and other learning activities with their children at home or in school.
This workbook offers an overview of core educational theories applied in a Higher Education praxis.Addressing such issues and dilemmas as:what is learning? what epistemological and learning theories do we use?, which psychological approaches are applied etc
This course addresses essential learning outcomes in normal growth, development and nutrition across the lifespan, inclusive of aging. Its focus is on normal function rather than disease.
Includes lectures, handouts, schedules, and student notes.
This set of lecture slides was created under a Round Four ALG Textbook Transformation Grant with an accompanying question library for tests and quizzes. The course uses the free and open Human Development sections of Boundless Psychology. Topics covered include:
Nature vs. Nurture
This set of questions for use with quizzes and tests was created under a Round Four ALG Textbook Transformation Grant with an accompanying PowerPoint lecture set. The course uses the free and open Human Development sections of Boundless Psychology. Topics covered include:
Nature vs. Nurture
Through scientific research, this video from The Human Spark illustrates how a child’s views of what is right and wrong can be shaped by others.