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EEC1700 Foundations of Child Development

EEC1700 - Foundations of Child Development

Understanding the Educator's Role

Discussion: Your Role as an Early Childhood Educator

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Written Assignment: NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and signed Statement of Commitment

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  • *The assignment requirements.
  • *When the assignment is due. (Course Calendar.)
  • *Where page 9 of the NAEYC Code of Conduct is located.
  • *How to scan of my signature page or how to take a picture of the signature page. (Try to do this first. If you can't figure it out, try searching in Google for an answer. If you still can't get it, try contacting the Personal Support Center.)
  • *What to name the assignment file.
  • How to use the drop box.

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Now that I've completed this week's Module, it's time to assess my progress. I'll ask myself these questions:

 

How am I feeling about my overall progress so far?

Early Childhood Ages and Stages

Discussion: Why is My Child Doing That?

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Written Assignment: Milestones of Development Chart

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Using the Online Library

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Encyclopedias

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Supporting Development Across Domains

Discussion: Enhancing the Setting

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Written Assignment: DAP Activity Plan

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DAP (Developmentally Appropriate Practice)

What is DAP?

DAP refers to providing an environment and offering content, materials, activities, and methodologies that are coordinated with a child's level of development and for which the individual child is ready. Three dimensions of appropriateness must be considered:

  • DAP is a central concept in the world of education and means teaching in ways that the child learns best. 

 

 

 

Why is it such a big deal?

When our best practices are developmentally appropriate, we are maximizing the learning opportunities for children.  When our practices are NOT DAP, we may actually be 'getting in the way' of children's learning. 

Example: If an Early Childhood Educator is expecting toddlers to be able to sit still for a 20 minute group time, he/she will likely see toddlers moving around and trying to leave the circle because this expectation is NOT developmentally appropriate for children this age (see #1 above Age appropriateness).

 

Developmental Milestones

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Helpful Websites

Theories of Child Development and Learning

Discussion: Support Your Theory

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Written Assignment: Competency Statement

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The Family's Influence on Child Development

Discussion: Seeing the Impact of Families

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Written Assignment: Family Resource Guide

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CDA Credential

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Recognizing Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP)

Discussion: Understanding Child Development

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Written Assignment: Resource File Item

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  • *The assignment requirements.
  • *When the assignment is due. (Course Calendar.)
  • *The list of professional organizations for early childhood educators.
  • *Proper formatting. 
  • *What to name the assignment file.
  • How to use the drop box.

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