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

  • 7

    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

  • 8

    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

  • 9

    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

  • 11

    Topic 2: Planning Developmentally Appropriate Activities

    • Unit 5 Topic 2

    • Topic 2: Course Description

    • Topic 2: Pre-Assessment

  • 12

    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

  • 13

    Topic 2: Chapter 2

    • What is Curriculum?

    • Curriculum

    • Topic 2: Chapter 2 Check for Understanding

  • 14

    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

  • 15

    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

  • 16

    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

  • 17

    Topic 2: Chapter 6

    • Planning for Exceptionalities

    • Six Categories of Exceptionalities

    • Curriculum Planning

    • Topic 2: Chapter 6 Check for Understanding

  • 18

    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

  • 20

    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

  • 22

    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

  • 23

    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

  • 24

    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

  • 25

    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

  • 26

    Topic 3: Wrapping it Up

    • Topic 3 Completion

    • Topic 3 Reflection

    • Unit 5 Topic 3 Quiz

  • 27

    Topic 4: Early Childhood Classroom Schedules and Routines

    • Unit 5 Topic 4

    • Topic 4: Course Description

    • Topic 4: Pre-Assessment

  • 28

    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

  • 29

    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

  • 30

    Topic 4: Chapter 3

    • Procedures

    • Establishing Procedures

    • Transitions and the Daily Schedule

  • 31

    Topic 4: Chapter 4

    • Lesson Planning

    • Creating your Own Curriculum

    • Successful Lesson Planning

    • Key Elements

    • Child-Directed Activities ​

    • Child-Initiated Learning

    • Teacher-Directed Activities

  • 32

    Topic 4: Wrapping it Up

    • Topic 4 Completion

    • Create a Sample Daily Schedule

    • Unit 5 Topic 4 Quiz

  • 33

    Topic 5: Organizing Learning Centers

    • Unit 5 Topic 5

    • Topic 5: Course Description

    • Topic: Pre-Assessment

  • 34

    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

  • 39

    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

  • 40

    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

  • 41

    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​

  • 42

    Topic 6: Wrapping it Up

    • Topic 6 Completion

    • Topic 6 Reflection

    • Unit 5 Topic 6 Quiz

  • 43

    Topic 7: Children and Nature

    • Unit 5 Topic 7

    • Topic 7: Course Description

    • Topic 7: Pre-Assessment

  • 44

    Topic 7: Chapter 1

    • How Lifestyle Affects Children and Nature

    • Children and Nature Now

  • 45

    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

  • 46

    Topic 7: Chapter 3

    • Possible Health Effects

    • Obesity

    • Topic 7: Chapter 3 Check for Understanding

  • 47

    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

  • 48

    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

  • 49

    Topic 7: Wrapping it Up

    • Topic 7 Completion

    • Topic 7 Reflection

    • Unit 5 Topic 7 Quiz

  • 50

    Topic 8: Cooking with Kids

    • Unit 5 Topic 8

    • Topic 8: Course Description

    • Topic 8: Pre-Assessment

  • 51

    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

  • 55

    Topic 8: Chapter 5

    • Fine and Gross Motor Skills

    • Fine Motor

    • Gross Motor

    • Cooking Supports Motor Development

    • Topic 8: Chapter 5 Check for Understanding

  • 56

    Topic 8: Chapter 6

    • Executive Function while Cooking

    • Topic 8: Chapter 6 Check for Understanding

  • 57

    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

  • 58

    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

  • 60

    Time to Start Building the Portfolio

    • Competency Standards Book

    • Let's Build Your Portfolio

    • Portfolio Resource Instructions

  • 61

    Professional Portfolio Assignment

    • Assignments

    • Tab C - CS I b Room Environment

    • Competency Statement 5

    • Professional Portfolio Resources

  • 62

    Unit 5 Wrapping it Up

    • Unit 5 Review

    • Unit 5 Feedback Form

    • ATTENTION