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OER Resources for Health, Safety, and Nutrition Canvas shell

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This is shell is a single place to find openly licensed resources developed for Early Childhood Education courses in health, safety, and nutrition. This includes a course outline that resources were developed for, the textbook in English, an assessment library, a video library, and sample modules for an online class. This resource will be updated with additional a complete online class once it is available.

Material Type: Full Course, Lesson Plan, Reading, Unit of Study

Author: Jennifer Paris

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: In PDF: 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 The PDF version of the book can be found at

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Rebecca Laff, Wendy Ruiz

Child, Family, and Community

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This course examines the developing child in a societal context and focuses on the interrelationships of family, school, and community as agents of socialization from historical, socio-cultural, and contemporary perspectives. The course highlights the process of socialization and identity development, demonstrating the importance of respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families in a culturally diverse society.

Material Type: Full Course, Syllabus

Author: Claudia Flores

ELM Learning Center

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The ELM Learning Center is a collection of instructional materials on the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) databases organized into courses. These materials are created by librarians in the Reference Outreach and Instruction unit of Minitex. The ELM Learning Center can help you get to know ELM and provides as much information as you'd like on using ELM more effectively.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Game, Homework/Assignment, Interactive, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction

Open Educational Resources and CDEV/ECE (Child Development and Early Childhood Education)

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The curated collection of OER provided below was developed by the ASCCC OERI CDEV/ECE Discipline Lead. If you are interested on how available OER might be used to develop an associate degree for transfer that is a zero textbook cost (ZTC) degree in either of these disciplines, please see: OER and the Child and Adolescent Development TMC OER and the Early Childhood Education TMC

Material Type: Full Course

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

Infant and Toddler Development

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This textbook includes chapters 1-6 from “Understanding the Whole Child: Prenatal Development Through Adolescence“, then chapters 1-4 from “Observation and Assessment“, and chapters 1-2, 7, 9, and 11 from “The Role of Equity and Diversity in Early Childhood Education“. “Understanding the Whole Child: Prenatal Development Through Adolescence” by Jennifer Paris, Antoinette Ricardo, and Dawn Rymond, College of the Canyons is licensed under CC BY 4.0 / A derivative from the original work. This adapted edition is produced by Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. This adaptation has not significantly altered or updated the 2019 text other than removing chapters which will not be used in this class and formatting for accessibility. This work is made available under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution license.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Distance Learning Adaptation Template

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Overview: This document will support teachers in the design and adaptation of weekly lessons for distance learning implementation. It is open for public use. The guidance and weekly assignment templates can be used with lessons and projects and/or customized for a teacher’s existing curriculum. For CDE guidance on distance learning visit: For CTE specific resources vist: Advice: Remember, “less is more”. Pick your 3 favorite tech tools max. Once you pick your tools, stick to them. Pick tools that are familiar to your students, whenever possible. Create or locate a 'how to' video to share with students who may need help. Also remind them of the help features of software. Variability and Accessibility in Distance Learning: Options for delivery and format. Always provide alternatives to video and online resources so content is available for students with and without technology access. Work with your district to identify specific distance learning strategies, accommodations, and modifications for Special Education.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Peralta Online Equity Rubric for Distance Education

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The Peralta CC District developed an Equity Rubric instrument designed to help online instructors make the learning experience more equitable for all students. The rubric’s criteria is roughly aligned with the CVC-OEI Course Design Rubric. It includes strategies to increase students’ access to technology and different types of support (both academic and non-academic); and make explicit the instructor’s commitment to inclusion by addressing some design principles through an equity lens.

Material Type: Assessment

Author: Peralta Community College Office of Distance Education