Course curriculum

  • 6
    Topic 1: Chapter 2
    • Components of Human Diversity
    • Self-Reflection
    • Cultural Diversity Self-Assessment​
    • How to Promote Diversity
    • Topic 1: Chapter 2 Check for Understanding
  • 7
    Topic 1: Chapter 3
    • Inclusive Classrooms
    • The Importance of Deliberate Inclusion​​
    • A Diverse Classroom
    • Reducing Stereotypes
    • Discussion Topic
    • Topic 1: Chapter 3 Check for Understanding
  • 8
    Topic 1: Chapter 4
    • Interacting with Children Respectfully
    • Being Aware of Your Own Biases
    • Creating a Culturally Inclusive Classroom
    • Inclusive and Respectful Environment ​
    • Topic 1: Chapter 4 Check for Understanding
  • 9
    Topic 1: Chapter 5
    • Intentional Teaching
    • Intentional Teaching Strategies
    • Discussion Topic
    • Strategies with Infant and Toddlers
    • Strategies with Preschool and School Age
    • Topic 1: Chapter 5 Check for Understanding
    • Intentional Teaching
  • 10
    Topic 1: Wrapping it Up
    • Topic 1 Completion
    • Topic 1 Reflection (Open-Ended Question to Be Reviewed by Trainer)
    • Topic 1: Cultural Competency and Responsiveness Quiz
  • 11
    Topic 2: Family and Community Partnerships
    • Topic 2: Course Description
    • Topic 2: Pre-Assessment
  • 12
    Topic 2: Chapter 1
    • Communication
    • Every Family is Unique
    • Family-Centered Practice
    • Worksheet: Support Families (Open-Ended Question to Be Reviewed by Trainer)
    • Honoring Diversity in Families
    • Discussion Topic
    • Diversity in Families
    • Topic 2: Chapter 1 Check for Understanding
  • 13
    Topic 2: Chapter 2
    • Family Engagement
    • Discussion Topic
    • Parent Participation
    • Six Types of Parent Involvement
    • Helping Families Feel Welcome
    • Encouraging Family Involvement
    • Topic 2: Chapter 2 Check for Understanding
  • 14
    Topic 2: Chapter 3
    • Supporting Families​
    • What Young Children Learn (Open-Ended Question to Be Reviewed by Trainer)
    • Worksheet: Supporting Families (Open-Ended Question to Be Reviewed by Trainer)
  • 15
    Topic 2: Chapter 4
    • Ways of Communicating with Families
    • Having Difficult Conversations with Families
    • Parent Questions and Concerns
    • ​Obstacles to Partnerships
    • Topic 2: Chapter 4 Check for Understanding
  • 16
    Topic 2: Chapter 5
    • Confidentiality
    • Keeping Confidentiality
    • Confidentiality Matters
    • Topic 2: Chapter 5 Check for Understanding
  • 17
    Topic 2: Chapter 6
    • Transitions – From Home to Program
    • Transition Scenario
    • Discussion Topic
    • Topic 2: Chapter 6 Check for Understanding
  • 18
    Topic 2: Chapter 7
    • Providing Support to Families Under Stress
    • Types of Resources
    • Specific Ways To Help
    • Resources for Families
    • Family Resources and Working with Volunteers
    • Topic 2: Chapter 7 Check for Understanding
  • 19
    Topic 2: Wrapping it Up
    • Family Communication Assignment
    • Topic 2 Completion
    • Topic 2 Reflection (Open-Ended Question to Be Reviewed by Trainer)
    • Topic 2: Family and Community Partnerships Quiz
  • 20
    Topic 3: Operation: Military Families
    • Topic 3: Course Description
    • Topic 3: Pre-Assessment (Open-Ended Question to Be Reviewed by Trainer)
  • 21
    Topic 3: Chapter 1
    • Life of a Military Family
    • Types of Military
    • Identifying Military Families
    • Discussion Topic
    • Worksheet: Getting to Know Military Families (Open-Ended Question to Be Reviewed by Trainer)
    • Topic 3: Chapter 1 Check for Understanding
  • 22
    Topic 3: Chapter 2
    • Experience Unique Stressors
    • Issues that Families Frequently Face
    • Military Children and Stress
    • I Serve Too
    • Worksheet: Behavioral Challenges (Open-Ended Question to Be Reviewed by Trainer)
    • Topic 3: Chapter 2 Check for Understanding
  • 23
    Topic 3: Chapter 3
    • Frequent Separation
    • First Line of Support for Military Families
    • Ways to Support Military Families
    • Discussion Topic
    • Support Military Families
    • Early Childhood Education
  • 24
    Topic 3: Wrapping it Up
    • Operation Military Family Assignment
    • Topic 3 Completion
    • Topic 3 Reflection (Open-Ended Question to Be Reviewed by Trainer)
    • Topic 3: Operation: Military Families Quiz
  • 25
    Topic 4: Building Community Through Circle Time
    • Topic 4: Course Description
    • Topic 4: Pre-Assessment (Open-Ended Question to Be Reviewed by Trainer)
  • 26
    Topic 4: Chapter 1
    • Essential to the Day
    • Benefits of Classroom Community
    • Practicing Circle Time Routines
    • Following a Schedule
    • Establishing a Circle Time Routine (Open-Ended Question to Be Reviewed by Trainer)
    • Topic 4: Chapter 1 Check for Understanding
  • 27
    Topic 4: Chapter 2
    • Judge the Effectiveness
    • Discussion Topic
    • Circle Time Activity Example
    • One Year Olds
    • Considering Attention Levels: Toddlers
    • Two-Year-Olds
    • Three-Year-Olds
    • Considering Attention Levels: Preschoolers
    • Four and Five-Year-Olds
    • Considering Attention Levels: Pre-Kindergarten
    • Topic 4: Chapter 2 Check for Understanding
  • 28
    Topic 4: Chapter 3
    • Observations and Behavior
    • Prevention of Behavior Problems
    • Discussion Topic
    • Circle Time Must be Guided
    • Presenting your Material
    • Redirection Accomplished Silently
    • Topic 4: Chapter 3 Check for Understanding
  • 29
    Topic 4: Chapter 4
    • Real Approaches
    • Practical Ideas
    • Topic 4: Chapter 4 Check for Understanding (Open-Ended Question to Be Reviewed by Trainer)
  • 30
    Topic 4: Chapter 5
    • Lesson Plan Class Bracelets
    • Worksheet Class Bracelets
    • Lesson Plan Our Classroom Book
    • Worksheet Our Classroom Book
    • Lesson Plan Big Ball, Medium Ball, Small Ball too!
    • Worksheet Big Ball, Medium Ball, Small Ball too!
    • Lesson Plan Bear Hunt
    • Worksheet Bear Hunt
  • 31
    Topic 4: Wrapping it Up
    • Circle Time Routine
    • Topic 4 Completion
    • Topic 4 Reflection (Open-Ended Question to Be Reviewed by Trainer)
    • Topic 4: Building Community Through Circle Time Quiz
  • 32
    End of Course Survey
    • Feedback Form