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