A. Assume teaching and non teaching responsibilities and demonstrate developmentally appropriate practices in an early childhood classroom.
B. Develop the persona of a professional educator.
C. Use knowledge and understanding of development to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and stimulating learning environments for all children; applying understanding of the multiple influences on development and learning.
D. Use and articulate current research and understanding of development and learning theories to select effective learning materials and experiences for all young children.
E. Analyze classroom space of its effect on the behavior and interactions of children/teachers.
F. Plan, present and evaluate a variety of developmentally, culturally and linguistically appropriate, play-based curriculum and activities.
G. Model and facilitate appropriate language and social behavior with children and adults including problem solving and conflict resolution strategies.
H. Critically assess personal experiences to inform and guide future teaching and collaborative practices.
I. Develop a recordkeeping system to document and track children's progress.
J. Demonstrate professional behavior and preparation for the field of early childhood education.
K. Demonstrate a professional level of competence in written and verbal expression.Lab:
The lab component of this class is the practical application of the theory presented not only in this class, but throughout the Child Development course of study. The lab involves completing specific activities with large and small groups of children under the guidance of a cooperating teacher who is or who is qualified to be a Master Teacher in a licensed child development program. For example, designing and implementing a developmentally appropriate activity related to the changing seasons. The activities that are completed during the lab hours provide the basis for the discussions and activities that occur during the lecture hours.