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Education and Training, Grade 9 - 12, Early Childhood Education II, 2009

1.) Develop a philosophy for an early childhood education program based on child development theories

2.) Explain to parents and other caregivers current trends in brain-based learning research and development of young children.

3.) Assess circumstances and factors that contribute to a child's risk of developmental delays.

4.) Collect observational data on growth and development of children in an early childhood education program.

5.) Interpret laws and legislation relating to early childhood education facilities.

Examples: child abuse and neglect, liability

6.) Analyze functions related to the organization and management of early childhood programs.

Examples: personnel policies and procedures, rules and consequences for children, schedules

7.) Develop a financial management system for maintaining early childhood programs.

Examples: budgeting, accounting, compensation, purchasing

8.) Design a unit of thematic curriculum for various age groups and populations.

Examples: diversity in the community, children with exceptionalities

•  Revising lesson plans based on positive and negative feedback
9.) Create developmentally appropriate learning activities in language arts, mathematics, science, music, art, and for special events.

10.) Utilize a variety of motivational techniques that encourage children to participate in an early childhood education program.

11.) Evaluate classroom management strategies used in an early childhood education program.

12.) Prepare nutritious snacks for children at various stages of development.

13.) Implement basic health practices and prevention procedures for workers and children regarding childhood illnesses and communicable diseases.

Examples: health-screening and assessment, hand-washing

14.) Demonstrate emergency evacuation procedure drills for early childhood education programs.

15.) Analyze observations, records, and reports to explain the behavior of children.

16.) Analyze early childhood education professional associations to determine their importance to teaching.

17.) Demonstrate skills needed to communicate with all early childhood education stakeholders.

18.) Utilize technology to manage, organize, and teach in an early childhood education program.

19.) Analyze the field of early childhood education for career options, entrepreneurial opportunities, and required credentials.

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