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BlendEd Best Practices: I am Healthy! PreSchool Unit

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This resource was created by Brandee Drahota in collaboration with Rick Meyer as part of the 2019-20 ESU-NDE Digital Age Pedagogy Project. Educators worked with coaches to create Unit Plans promoting BlendEd Learning Best Practices. This Unit Plan is designed for Pre-School Health.In addition to the Kindergarten standards addressed, this lesson also meets the following Nebraska Core Academic Content Standards:SE.01: Develops self-awareness and sense of selfHP.03: Child develops an awareness and understanding of health, physical activity and safetyHP.04: Develops healthy eating habits and exhibits increasing independence in eating abilitiesLL.02: Develops functional skills to communicate effectively for a variety of purposes

Material Type: Unit of Study

Author: Rick Meyer

An Introduction to Global Health - Newborn Health (10:24)

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The newborn or neonatal period relates to children during the first 28 days of life. This session will explore how really simple and low cost interventions at high coverage could save the life of a large proportion of newborn children. During the past two decades, we have seen a dramatic improvement in child survival. In 1990, almost 13 million children died every year. Today, this number has reduced by more than half to below six million. This is the result of an increasing number of people gaining access to clean water, vaccination, education, nutrition, and health care. Learn more by watching this video. Get transcript for video here: https://www.oercommons.org/courseware/module/58789/overview

Material Type: Lecture

Author: MD Sahar Nejat

Child Growth and Development

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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

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Alexa Johnson, Antoinette Ricardo, College of the Canyons, Dawn Rymond, Jennifer Paris

Child Growth and Development

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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.

Material Type: Full Course

Authors: Alexa Johnson, Antoinette Ricardo, Dawn Rymond, Jennifer Paris

Trauma Informed Behaviour Support: A Practical Guide to Developing Resilient Learners

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If we want to impact the world of children who have experienced trauma then we must change not only ourselves and our classroom, but we must change our schools, our organisations, and our systems of care for children. We must all speak out for these children who have no voice to bring awareness of new educational and mental health approaches to children who will become tomorrow’s failed adults unless they receive our understanding and our help. For whatever reason you have been attracted to this book, you have come to the right place. You may at times put it down and wonder if the challenge is too great, but trust me it is not. If you stay engaged with this book and with a child who has experienced trauma then you will learn new understandings, new ideas and new ways to reach the mind, the heart and the soul of young people who need our support and our love.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Govind Krishnamoorthy, Kay Ayre

Child, Family and Community

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Early Childhood Education / ECE-102 Child, Family and Community Examines the developing child in a societal context focusing on the interrelationship of family, school, and community and emphasizing historical and socio cultural factors. The processes of socialization and identity development will be highlighted, showing the importance of respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families. Generic/Non-COC version (a derivative): In Word: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B4Y2EEp7HoECRBh_vXP3BCrg84QYOnjD/view?usp=sharing In PDF: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11EETGrZW8__4DYWI_78e89Ru9S4OvM13/view?usp=sharing The attribution for this derivative is: "Child, Family, and Community" by Rebecca Laff and Wendy Ruiz, College of the Canyons is licensed under CC BY 4.0 / A derivative from the original work The COC version: The Word version (to be easily edited) of the book can be found at https://drive.google.com/file/d/13xMpfZloGnrZyPQVOHvSIYwVYsH_24gX/view?usp=sharing The PDF version of the book can be found at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jOkejB_wKLZYpDaaUJpfRceQ01LA9Fth/view?usp=sharing

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Rebecca Laff, Wendy Ruiz

Understanding the Whole Child: Prenatal Development Through Adolescence

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This is a 2019 derivative of Version 1.2. There were minor changes made in this book from the original: Child Growth and Development by College of the Canyons, Jennifer Paris, Antoinette Ricardo, and Dawn Rymond and is used under a CC BY 4.0 international license Those changes include:  The title of this book was changed.  A new cover was created.  The title page and acknowledgements were adjusted.  A new table of contents was created.  Autonomy vs. shame and doubt was added to Chapter 6. Cover art photo by Rene Bernal on Unsplash

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Antoinette Ricardo, Dawn Rymond, Editor: Alexa Johnson, Jennifer Paris

Introduction to Curriculum for Early Childhood Education

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Welcome to learning about how to effectively plan curriculum for young children. This textbook will address: Developing curriculum through the planning cycle Theories that inform what we know about how children learn and the best ways for teachers to support learning The three components of developmentally appropriate practice Importance and value of play and intentional teaching Different models of curriculum Process of lesson planning (documenting planned experiences for children) Physical, temporal, and social environments that set the stage for children’s learning Appropriate guidance techniques to support children’s behaviors as the self-regulation abilities mature. Planning for preschool-aged children in specific domains including Physical development Language and literacy Math Science Creative (the visual and performing arts) Diversity (social science and history) Health and safety How curriculum planning for infants and toddlers is different from planning for older children Supporting school-aged children’s learning and development in out-of-school time through curriculum planning Making children’s learning visible through documentation and assessment

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Clint Springer, Jennifer Paris, Kristin Beeve

Child, Family, and Community

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Over the years researchers have found the necessity to develop theories of behavior that are specific to family settings. These theories have been developed by people with a variety of areas of emphasis, from family therapists to gerontologists to child development specialists. In this chapter we will briefly discuss six such theories: Bioecological Model, Family Systems, Functionalism, Conflict Theory, Symbolic Interactionism, and Psychological Perspectives.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Rebecca Laff, Wendy Ruiz

Infant and Toddler Education and Care

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This book includes the Learning Outcome: explain and recognize stages and milestones in physical, social, emotional, sensory, linguistic, and cognitive development for infants from birth to 15 months old. The objective meets the NAEYC Standard 1a [Knowing and understanding young children’s characteristics and needs, from birth through age 8] for educator preparation and the MA Core Competency 1.A.1 and 1.G.15 at the initial level. You will experience how an infant develops at an individual rate and has a personal approach to learning.

Material Type: Reading, Textbook

Author: Susan Eliason

Introduction to Childhood Studies

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The book supports a speaking-intensive course that introduces you to key concepts in the study of childhood from multidisciplinary perspectives. Your reading and listening will allow you to examine the historical and socio-cultural constructions of “the child” and childhood, exploring topics such as child development, cultural notions of adolescence, children as social agents, children’s rights, and challenges facing children in both local and global contexts.

Material Type: Reading, Textbook

Author: Susan Eliason

Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children

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If you are reading this, you’re likely interested in learning more about becoming an early childhood professional. Perhaps you’re just curious and want to know a little bit more about young children. Maybe you want to make up your mind after finding out a little bit more about what is involved. In either case, your interest and curiosity are two key characteristics that will make this a positive growth experience for you.

Material Type: Reading, Textbook

Authors: Cindy Stephens, Gina Peterson, Jennifer Paris, Sharon Eyrich

ECE 100: Principles and Practices of Early Childhood Education

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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.

Material Type: Homework/Assignment, Syllabus

Author: Open for Antiracism Program (OFAR)

Parenting and Family Diversity Issues

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This book has been created for students and all individuals who work with children and families (e.g., educators, parents, caregivers, direct support workers, etc.) in diverse contexts. It is imperative to understand how and what factors may influence child outcomes across the lifespan. Therefore, key concepts related to parenting, child-rearing, care-giving, and parenting education are outlined in this textbook to provide historical, theoretical, and practical perspectives across vast settings and developmental domains.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Diana Lang