Course Description

Participants will demonstrate an understanding of developmentally appropriate practices as it relates to classroom instruction. They will learn about play-based learning and how to teach academic concepts within hands- on activities. Participants will explore developmentally appropriate curricula and methods for progress monitoring and assessment (i.e. Desired Results Developmental Profile [DRDP], Ages and Stages Questionnaire [ASQ], and Early Childhood Environment Rating Scales [ECERS]).

Course Outline

Synchronous instruction and asynchronous reading and assignments. Formative assessments will be provided weekly in the form of essays and collaborative projects. A summative final exam will be administered at the end of the course

Learner Outcomes

Students will understand a play-based pedagogical model for supporting children birth-5 as well as multiple assessment modalities.


Required Text: Masterson, M. (2021). Transforming Teaching: Creating Lesson Plans for Child- Centered Learning in Preschool. NAEYC.
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Mar 24, 2022 to Jun 30, 2023
Contact Hours
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Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (4 units) $100.00
Available for Credit
4 units
Section Notes

For any information regarding this program, please contact Ryan Gleason at rgleason@lvusd.org.

Cohort 1: March 24, 2022 - June 30, 2023