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