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This course explores the purpose of social studies in early childhood classroom, with emphasis on grades preK–2. This course provides an overview of the new C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards along with recommended best practices and classroom activities covering a wide range. Important connections are drawn between social studies curriculum goals and the development of social-emotional skills.
This course is written by well known author and national trainer, Rae Pica. The course is designed to increase the participant’s knowledge of the ways in which movement and active involvement can be used as tools to explore and understand concepts falling under the content areas of art, language arts, mathematics, music, science, and social studies.
This course provides participants with an understanding of their role in supporting children and families who experience homelessness. The course explores the prevalence of homelessness as well as its causes and impacts on the developing child. Participants will discover ways they can promote positive outcomes for those who are affected by homelessness through a variety of policies and classroom practices.
In the early care industry, many instructors of adults evolve from program leadership positions. Often, these individuals have little to no formal education in how adults learn. This course is designed to provide a foundation in adult learning theories and strategies that will help instructors and coaches of adult learners grow to their full potential.
This course examines the many reasons educators should advocate for their center, parents, children and staff and effective ways of doing so. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to define the role of an early childhood advocate; the steps required for successful advocacy and list the requirements to organize a successful advocacy campaign.
This is the first of a three-part series dealing with the assessment of young children. Students completing this course will have an understanding of the importance of assessing young children and creating a narrative summary for the assessment of each child. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to define assessment, list why it is important for teachers to assess young children, list the four basic areas addressed by developmental milestones and define ‘performance-based assessment’.
This is the second of a three-part series dealing with the assessment of young children. Participants will examine six methods for assessing young children and discover how to successfully apply these techniques to the early childhood classroom. Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to list six methods for assessing young children, create a developmental checklist, conduct successful parent interviews, use self-portraits as an assessment tool, include scribbling, drawing, and writing samples in assessment practices and keep helpful anecdotal records on children.
This is the third in a three-part series dealing with the assessment of young children. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will gain an understanding of how to interpret assessment data. In addition, participants will be familiar with NAEYC’s indicators of effectiveness," which are useful in evaluating the success or quality of a school’s assessment system.
This course presents basic facts about attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), including characteristics of children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD and recommended classroom accommodations and guidance strategies.
This course provides comprehensive, research-based guidance about assessment in early childhood education. Course participants will learn about recommended assessment methods and practices, with emphasis on observation and authentic assessment. This course also provides recommended strategies for analyzing assessment data as a means to individualize instruction and improve the overall early learning environment.
This course provides basic information everyone should know about preventing the spread of infectious diseases in the child care setting. Participants will learn about various types of pathogens and how they are spread, along with recommended hygiene practices, how to recognize signs and symptoms of disease, immunization policies, criteria for excluding a child from group care, communicating with families regarding disease, and maintaining a clean environment.
Students taking this course will learn about the cognitive changes in children from birth to age five. Emphasis is placed on the development of memory, cause and effect, and problem solving. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to list the cognitive changes children undergo during the first five years of life, define early childhood development and identify developmental milestones and developmentally appropriate activities for young children.
This course examines the emotional development of young children. Participants will learn about Erikson’s eight stages of emotional development, methods of increasing emotional literacy, and activities that can be applied in the home to encourage emotional development. Upon successful completion of this course, a student should be able to define Trust vs. Mistrust, Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt and Initiative vs. Guilt.
This course examines the physical changes in children from birth to age five. Emphasis is placed on growth, development of hand-eye coordination, and movement. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to list the physical changes children undergo during the first five years of life and identify developmental milestones for young children.
This course examines social development in young children during the first five years of life. Emphasis is placed on the development of social interaction skills, self-regulation, and the development of independence. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to identify the stages of social development, the causes of temper tantrums and biting and appropriate social development in young children.
This course teaches child care providers the basic parts and developmental processes in the human brain, as well as teaching practices and strategies that young brains need in order to develop to their full potential.
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Students may purchase one hour of child care online coursework or multiple hours at a time.
For $99, a child care professional can purchase an Individual Annual Professional Development Subscription. The subscription allows unlimited access to CCEI’s professional development course catalog for the year of the subscription.