Course curriculum

  • 6
    Topic 1: Chapter 2
    • Healthy and Safe Environment
    • Regular Safety Checks
    • Safety Standards and Practices
    • Toys
    • Worksheet: Safe Environments
    • Topic 1: Chapter 2 Check for Understanding
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    Topic 1: Chapter 3
    • The Basics of the Room
    • General Storage
    • Organize for Independence
    • Parent Communication Center
    • Wall Displays
    • Dividing the Classroom
    • Learning Centers
    • Using Themes
    • Ideas for Themes
    • Topic 1: Chapter 3 Check for Understanding
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    Topic 1: Chapter 4
    • Age Appropriate Environment
    • Infant and Toddler Classrooms
    • Infants
    • Worksheet: Infants
    • Toddlers
    • Worksheet: Toddlers
    • Preschool Classroom
    • Worksheet: Preschool Classroom
    • Topic 1: Chapter 4 Check for Understanding
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    Topic 1: Chapter 5
    • Technology Equipment
    • Pros and Cons
    • Summary: A Child Centered Environment
  • 10
    Topic 1: Wrapping it Up
    • Topic 1 Completion
    • Topic 1 Reflection
    • Unit 5 Topic 1 Quiz
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    Topic 2: Planning Developmentally Appropriate Activities
    • Unit 5 Topic 2
    • Topic 2: Course Description
    • Topic 2: Pre-Assessment
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    Topic 2: Chapter 1
    • Developmentally Appropriate Practice
    • 5 Key Areas of Early Learning Practices - Area 1
    • Area 2
    • Area 3
    • Area 4
    • Area 5
    • Topic 2: Chapter 1 Check for Understanding
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    Topic 2: Chapter 2
    • What is Curriculum?
    • Curriculum
    • Topic 2: Chapter 2 Check for Understanding
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    Topic 2: Chapter 3
    • Learning Styles
    • Types of Learners
    • Diversity and Planning Activities
    • Understanding Individual Learning Styles
    • Visual and Auditory Learning
    • Attention
    • Topic 2: Chapter 3 Check for Understanding
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    Topic 2: Chapter 4
    • Temperament
    • Factors Affecting a Child's Temperament
    • Other Factor's to Consider
    • Influencing Temperament
    • Topic 2: Chapter 4 Check for Understanding
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    Topic 2: Chapter 5
    • Treating All Children Respectfully
    • Individual Circumstances
    • Self-Identity
    • Promoting Diversity in the Classroom
    • Worksheet: Diversity in your Classroom
    • Topic 2: Chapter 5 Check for Understanding
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    Topic 2: Chapter 6
    • Planning for Exceptionalities
    • Six Categories of Exceptionalities
    • Curriculum Planning
    • Topic 2: Chapter 6 Check for Understanding
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    Topic 2: Chapter 7
    • Intentional Teaching
    • Intentional Teaching Strategies
    • Applying Intentional Teaching Strategies
    • Worksheet: Intentional Teaching
    • Topic 2: Chapter 7 Check for Understanding
  • 19
    Topic 2: Wrapping it Up
    • Topic 2 Completion
    • Topic 2 Reflection
    • Unit 5 Topic 2 Quiz
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    Topic 3: Back-to-School Transition Tools for the Early Childhood Teacher
    • Unit 5 Topic 3
    • Topic 3: Course Description
    • Topic 3: Pre-Assessment
  • 21
    Topic 3: Chapter 1
    • Creating a Functional Environment for Learning
    • Ideas for Planning the Classroom
    • Redesigning the Classroom
    • Worksheet: Preparing the Classroom
    • Topic 3: Chapter 1 Check for Understanding
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    Topic 3: Chapter 2
    • Plan out Lessons in Advance
    • Lesson Plans
    • Beginning of the Year Assessment
    • Worksheet: Assessments
    • Topic 3: Chapter 2 Check for Understanding
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    Topic 3: Chapter 3
    • Back to School Night-Open House
    • Getting to Know the Children
    • Responsive Caregiving
    • Worksheet: Do's and Don'ts
    • Topic 3: Chapter 3 Check for Understanding
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    Topic 3: Chapter 4
    • First Week of School Activities
    • Picture Books for the First Weeks of School
    • Picture Books for the First Weeks of School
    • Picture Books for the First Weeks of School
    • Picture Books for the First Weeks of School
    • Picture Books for the First Weeks of School
    • Picture Books for the First Weeks of School
    • Topic 3: Chapter 4 Check for Understanding
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    Topic 3: Chapter 5
    • Creating a Classroom Community
    • Classroom Rules
    • ​Managing the Classroom
    • Classroom Management
    • Worksheet: Classroom Management Strategies
    • Topic 3: Chapter 5 Check for Understanding
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    Topic 3: Wrapping it Up
    • Topic 3 Completion
    • Topic 3 Reflection
    • Unit 5 Topic 3 Quiz
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    Topic 4: Early Childhood Classroom Schedules and Routines
    • Unit 5 Topic 4
    • Topic 4: Course Description
    • Topic 4: Pre-Assessment
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    Topic 4: Chapter 1
    • Daily Schedule Routines
    • Well Planned Schedule
    • Routines and Schedules
    • Worksheet: DAP
    • Routines
    • Importance of Routines
    • How to Establish a Routine
    • Worksheet: Daily Schedule
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    Topic 4: Chapter 2
    • Morning Routine
    • Infants and Toddlers
    • Arrival Routine for Preschool
    • Arrival Routine For School-Age
    • Example Infant Morning Routine
    • Example Toddler Morning Routine
    • Example Morning Routine for Preschool
    • Example Morning Routine for School Age
    • Lunch or Mealtime
    • Afternoon Routine
    • Example Afternoon Routine for Infants
    • Example Afternoon Routine for Toddlers
    • Example Afternoon Routine for Preschoolers
    • Example Afternoon Routine for School Age
    • Departure
    • Worksheet: Routine Challenges
    • Topic 4: Chapter 2 Check for Understanding
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    Topic 4: Chapter 3
    • Procedures
    • Establishing Procedures
    • Transitions and the Daily Schedule
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    Topic 4: Chapter 4
    • Lesson Planning
    • Creating your Own Curriculum
    • Successful Lesson Planning
    • Key Elements
    • Child-Directed Activities ​
    • Child-Initiated Learning
    • Teacher-Directed Activities
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    Topic 4: Wrapping it Up
    • Topic 4 Completion
    • Create a Sample Daily Schedule
    • Unit 5 Topic 4 Quiz
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    Topic 5: Organizing Learning Centers
    • Unit 5 Topic 5
    • Topic 5: Course Description
    • Topic: Pre-Assessment
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    Topic 5: Chapter 1
    • What are Learning Centers?
    • Typical Learning Centers
    • Typical Learning Centers
    • Typical Learning Centers
    • Topic 5: Chapter 1 Check for Understanding
  • 35
    Topic 5: Chapter 2
    • Why are Learning Centers Necessary?
    • Worksheet: Learning Center Benefits
    • Topic 5: Chapter 2 Check for Understanding
  • 36
    Topic 5: Chapter 3
    • The Classroom Environment
    • Arrangement of the Classroom
    • Managing Centers
    • Worksheet: Types of Centers
    • Topic 5: Chapter 3 Check for Understanding
  • 37
    Topic 5: Wrapping it Up
    • Topic 5 Completion
    • Topic 5 Reflection
    • Unit 5 Topic 5 Quiz
  • 38
    Topic 6: Including Dramatic Play in the Classroom
    • Unit 5 Topic 6
    • Topic 6: Course Description
    • Topic 6: Pre-Assessment
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    Topic 6: Chapter 1
    • Dramatic Play Basics
    • Dramatic Play for Infants
    • Benefits of Dramatic Play
    • More Benefits of Dramatic Play
    • Organizing the Dramatic Play Center
    • Dramatic Play Center Tour
    • Worksheet: Dramatic Play and Early Literacy
    • Topic 6: Chapter 1 Check for Understanding
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    Topic 6: Chapter 2
    • Deciding on a Theme
    • Prior Knowledge
    • Introducing the Center
    • The Teacher’s Role
    • Supporting Children to Succeed
    • Worksheet: Prior Knowledge
    • Topic 6: Chapter 2 Check for Understanding
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    Topic 6: Chapter 3
    • Lesson Plan: Car Wash Pretend Play
    • Worksheet: Car Wash Pretend Play
    • Response: Car Wash Pretend Play
    • Lesson Plan: Raking Leaves Pretend Play​
    • Worksheet: Raking Leaves Pretend Play
    • Response: Raking Leaves Pretend Play​
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    Topic 6: Wrapping it Up
    • Topic 6 Completion
    • Topic 6 Reflection
    • Unit 5 Topic 6 Quiz
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    Topic 7: Children and Nature
    • Unit 5 Topic 7
    • Topic 7: Course Description
    • Topic 7: Pre-Assessment
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    Topic 7: Chapter 1
    • How Lifestyle Affects Children and Nature
    • Children and Nature Now
    • Reflect: Children and Nature Now
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    Topic 7: Chapter 2
    • The Children & Nature Movement
    • Reflect: Children and Nature Movement
    • Kids and Outdoor Play: Tips for Parents
    • What is Nature Deficit?
    • Topic 7: Chapter 2 Check for Understanding
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    Topic 7: Chapter 3
    • Possible Health Effects
    • Obesity
    • Topic 7: Chapter 3 Check for Understanding
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    Topic 7: Chapter 4
    • Nature in the Classroom
    • Nature Units
    • Growing Things
    • Greener Living
    • Classroom Environment
    • The Outdoor Classroom
    • Natural Playscape
    • Topic 7: Chapter 4 Check for Understanding
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    Topic 7: Chapter 5
    • Lesson Plan: Bird Seed Sensory Table
    • Worksheet: Bird Seed Sensory Table
    • Response: Bird Seed Sensory Table
    • Lesson Plan: Pinecone Painting with Spiced Paint
    • Worksheet: Pinecone Painting with Spiced Paint
    • Response: Pinecone Painting with Spiced Paint
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    Topic 7: Wrapping it Up
    • Topic 7 Completion
    • Topic 7 Reflection
    • Unit 5 Topic 7 Quiz
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    Topic 8: Cooking with Kids
    • Unit 5 Topic 8
    • Topic 8: Course Description
    • Topic 8: Pre-Assessment
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    Topic 8: Chapter 1
    • Cooking is Key
    • Cooking in Your Program
    • Toddlers
    • Preparing Community Lunch
    • Topic 8: Chapter 1 Check for Understanding
  • 52
    Topic 8: Chapter 2
    • Cooking with Preschoolers
    • Teaching Preschoolers about Cooking
    • Topic 8: Chapter 2 Check for Understanding
  • 53
    Topic 8: Chapter 3
    • School-age Chefs
    • Topic 8: Chapter 3 Check for Understanding
  • 54
    Topic 8: Chapter 4
    • Connecting Cooking
    • Worksheet: Connecting Cooking
    • Social Development and Cooking
    • Social Development
    • Topic 8: Chapter 4 Check for Understanding
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    Topic 8: Chapter 5
    • Fine and Gross Motor Skills
    • Fine Motor
    • Gross Motor
    • Cooking Supports Motor Development
    • Topic 8: Chapter 5 Check for Understanding
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    Topic 8: Chapter 6
    • Executive Function while Cooking
    • Topic 8: Chapter 6 Check for Understanding
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    Topic 8: Chapter 7
    • Cooking for Life
    • Advertisements and Children
    • Nutrition in the Kitchen
    • Worksheet: Nutrition in the Kitchen
    • Topic 8: Chapter 7 Check for Understanding
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    Topic 8: Chapter 8
    • Making it Work
    • Tips for Cooking
    • Share Your Tips
  • 59
    Topic 8: Wrapping it Up
    • Topic 8 Completion
    • Great List of Kid Friendly Recipes
    • Quiz Instructions
    • Unit 5 Topic 8 Quiz
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    Time to Start Building the Portfolio
    • Competency Standards Book
    • Let's Build Your Portfolio
    • Portfolio Resource Instructions
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    Tab C - CS I b
    • CS I b Room Environment
    • CS I b Room Environment Quiz
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    Tab G - Competency Statement 5
    • Competency Statement 5
    • Competency Statement 5 Quiz
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    Unit 5 Wrapping it Up
    • Unit 5 Review
    • Unit 5 Feedback Form
    • ATTENTION