Course Agenda

  • 5

    Developmental Continuum

    • A Good Start

    • Stages

    • A Developmental Continuum

    • Theories

    • The Concept of Continuum

    • Continuum Indicators

    • Developmental Continuum Open-Ended Question

    • Developmental Continuum Quiz

  • 6

    Infant Development

    • Science of Early Childhood Development

    • Infant Development

    • Age 1 Month

    • Age 3 Months

    • Age 7 Months

    • Age 1 Year

    • Tummy Time

    • Tummy Time Q and A​

    • Tummy Time Timeline

    • Infant Development Open-Ended Question

  • 7

    Infant Red Flags

    • Red Flags

    • Infant Red Flags Quiz

  • 8

    Toddler Development

    • Toddler Development

    • Age 18 Months

    • Age 2 Years

    • Toddler Development Open-Ended Question

  • 9

    Preschool Development

    • Preschool Development

    • Three-Year-Old

    • Four-Year-Old

    • Five-Year-Old

    • Supporting Preschool Development Through Play

    • Playful By Nature

    • School Readiness

    • Preschool Independence

    • Preschool Development Open-Ended Question

    • Preschool Development Quiz

  • 10

    Meeting Individual Needs

    • Developmental and Individual Needs

    • Developmental Appropriate Practices

    • Temperament and Development

    • Temperament Types

    • Development of the Individual Child

    • Meeting Individual Needs Quiz

  • 11

    Brain Development

    • Brain Development

    • Toxic Stress

    • Early Childhood and Brain Development

    • Serve and Return

    • Serve and Return Habits

    • Serve and Return Explained

    • Executive Function Defined

    • Executive Function Example

    • Screen Time

    • Self-Regulation

    • Brain Development Quiz

  • 12

    Part 1 - Test

    • Growth and Development Test

  • 13

    Curriculum and Learning Environments (Part 2)

    • Pre-assessment

    • Early Childhood Setting

    • Creating an Environment

    • Preparing the Environment

    • Healthy and Safe Environment

    • The Early Childhood Environment Quiz

  • 14

    Designing the Early Childhood Room

    • 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

    • Age Appropriate Environment

    • Designing the Early Childhood Room Quiz

  • 15

    Infant Classrooms

    • Infant Classrooms

    • Infants

    • Infant Open-Ended Question

  • 16

    Toddler Classrooms

    • Toddlers

    • Toddler Classrooms Open-Ended Question

  • 17

    Preschool Classroom

    • Preschool Classroom

    • Preschool Classroom Open-Ended Question

  • 18

    Routines and Schedules

    • Intro to Program Planning

    • Daily Schedule Routines

    • Well Planned Schedule

    • Routines and Schedules

    • Routines

    • Importance of Routines

    • How to Establish a Routine

    • Routines and Schedules Open-Ended Question

  • 19

    Example Routines by Age

    • Following Routines Throughout the Day

    • 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 agers

    • Departure

    • Quiz Instructions

    • Creating Daily Schedules and Routines

    • Routines Quiz

  • 20

    Curriculum Planning

    • Procedures

    • Establishing Procedures

    • Transitions and the Daily Schedule

    • Lesson Planning

    • Creating your Own Curriculum

    • Curriculum Planning

    • Successful Lesson Planning

    • Key Elements

    • Child -Directed Activities ​

    • Child-Initiated Learning

    • Teacher-Directed Activities

    • Learning Styles

    • Types of Learning Styles

    • Intentional Teaching​

    • Curriculum Planning Quiz

  • 21

    Part 2 - Test

    • Curriculum and Learning Environments Test

  • 22

    Fostering Literacy (Part 3)

    • Pre-Assessment

    • Read To Be Ready

    • Early Years

    • Learners of all Ages

    • Language

    • Comprehension

    • Book You Have Shared

    • Interacting with Print

    • Ideas for Supporting Print Concepts

    • Literacy Development

  • 23

    Stages of Early Reading

    • Reading to Infants and Toddlers

    • Stages of Early Reading

    • Birth to 8 Months

    • 8 to 18 Months

    • 18 to 24 Months

    • 3 to 5 Years Old

    • Reading Experiences

    • Stages of Early Reading

  • 24

    Phonological Awareness

    • Phonological Awareness

    • Phonemic Awareness and Letter Recognition

    • Strengthen Phonemic Awareness

    • Ideas for Phonemic Awareness

    • Lesson Plans for Infants

    • Phonological Awareness

  • 25

    Narrative Skills and Vocabulary

    • Storytime

    • Vocabulary Skills

    • Support Vocabulary Acquisition

    • Reading Aloud

  • 26

    Writing

    • Early Writing

    • Draw Write Read

    • Writing Activities

    • Pre-emergent Writing

    • Writing Quiz

  • 27

    Designing Literacy Centers

    • The Importance of Literacy Centers

    • Creating Hands-On Literacy Centers

    • Effective Literacy Center

    • Make Them Fun

    • Make Them Meaningful

    • Designing Literacy Centers

    • Introduce Them to the Class

    • Model and Practice

    • Review Activities

    • Common Mistakes

    • Literacy Centers Quiz

  • 28

    Picture Books

    • Using Picture Books

    • Pictures and Words Together

    • Picture Books for Infants and Toddlers

    • Picture Books for Preschoolers

    • The Preschool Library

    • Favorite Picture Books

    • Picture Books for the Classroom

    • Read-Aloud Strategies for Picture Books

    • Read Aloud Strategies

  • 29

    Lesson Plans

    • Lesson Plan: Carrot Feet

    • Lesson Plan: Carrot Feet

    • Lesson Plan: The Giving Tree

    • Worksheet: The Giving Tree

    • Lesson Plan: 10 Apples Sensory Bag

    • Worksheet: Apples Sensory Bag

    • Lesson Plan: Our Classroom Book

    • Worksheet: Our Classroom Book

    • Lesson Plan: Rhyming Locks

    • Worksheet: Rhyming Locks

    • Lesson Plan: Sand Tray Prewriting

    • Worksheet: Sand Tray Prewriting

    • Lesson Plan: Montessori Pet Food Pouring

    • Worksheet: Montessori Pet Food Pouring

    • Lesson Plan: Phonemic Tic-Tac-Toe

    • Worksheet: Phonemic Tic-Tac-Toe

  • 30

    Part 3 - Test

    • Fostering Literacy Test

  • 31

    Wrapping It Up

    • Reflection

    • Child Development and Early Learning (Texas Preservice Module 2) Feedback Form