This course provides evidence-based strategies, for enhancing language and literacy experiences, that align with NC Foundations for Early Learning, and Development. Topics include developmental, sequences for children's emergent receptive and, expressive language, print concepts, appropriate, observations/assessments, literacy enriched, environments, quality selection of diverse, literature, interactive media, and inclusive, practices. Upon completion, students should be, able to select, plan, implement and evaluate, developmentally appropriate language and literacy, experiences for children who are culturally,, linguistically and ability diverse.
This course covers the development of, high-quality, individualized, responsive/engaging, relationships and experiences for infants,, toddlers, and twos. Emphasis is placed on typical, and atypical child development, positive early, learning experiences, supporting and engaging, diverse families, providing safe, warm and, nurturing interactions, and the application of, the NC Foundations for Early Learning and, Development. Upon completion, students should be, able to demonstrate responsive planning,, respectful relationships and exposure to a, variety of developmentally appropriate, experiences/materials that support a foundation, for healthy development and growth of culturally,, linguistically and ability diverse children birth, to 36 months.
This course covers atypical patterns of child, development, inclusive/diverse settings,, evidenced-based educational/family plans,, differentiated instruction, adaptive materials,, and assistive technology. Emphasis is placed on, the characteristics of exceptionalities and, delays, early intervention/special education,, transitions, observation, developmental, screening, formative assessment of children, and, collaborating with families and community, partners. Upon completion, students should be, able to recognize diverse abilities, describe the, referral process, identify community resources,, explain the importance of collaboration with, families/professionals, and develop appropriate, strategies/adaptations to support children in all, environments with best practices as defined by, laws, policies and the NC Foundations for Early, Learning and Development.
This course introduces developmentally supportive, creative learning environments with attention to, divergent thinking, creative problem-solving,, evidence-based teaching practices, and open-ended, learning materials while applying NC Foundations, for Early Learning and Development. Emphasis is, placed on observation of process driven learning, experiences in art, music, creative movement,, dance, and dramatics for every young child age, birth through eight, integrated through all, domains and academic content. Upon completion,, students should be able to examine, create, and, adapt developmentally creative learning, materials, experiences, and environments for, children that are culturally, linguistically, and, ability diverse.
This course includes the theories of child, development, observation and assessment,, milestones, and factors that influence, development, from conception through, approximately 36 months. Emphasis is placed on, knowledge, observation and assessment of, developmental sequences in approaches to, play/learning, emotional/social, health/physical,, language/communication and cognitive domains., Upon completion, students should be able to, compare/contrast typical/atypical developmental, characteristics, explain biological and, environmental factors that impact development,, and identify evidence-based strategies for, enhancing development for children that are, culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse.
This course introduces the foundations of early, childhood education, the diverse educational, settings for young children, professionalism and, planning intentional developmentally appropriate, experiences for each child. Topics include, theoretical foundations, national early learning, standards, NC Foundations for Early Learning and, Development, state regulations, program types,, career options, professionalism, ethical conduct,, quality inclusive environments, and curriculum, responsive to the needs of each child/family., Upon completion, students should be able to, design a career/professional development plan,, appropriate environments, schedules, and, activity plans.
This course introduces the foundations of early, childhood education, the diverse educational, settings for young children, professionalism and, planning intentional developmentally appropriate, experiences for each child. Topics include, theoretical foundations, national early learning, standards, NC Foundations for Early Learning and, Development, state regulations, program types,, career options, professionalism, ethical conduct,, quality inclusive environments, and curriculum, responsive to the needs of each child/family., Upon completion, students should be able to, design a career/professional development plan,, appropriate environments, schedules, and, activity plans.