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Early Childhood Education Overview - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll get a high-level overview of early childhood education concepts. The chapter offers bite-sized and expertly taught lessons that lay out early childhood program requirements, curricula and instructional strategies. You'll also gain insight into the language development process in young children. When you're finished, you should be able to:
- Recognize licensing, health and safety requirements for early childhood programs
- Describe early childhood education curricula
- Manage physical spaces for early childhood learning
- Promote learning by using children's interests and experiences
- Trace the development of language skills in children
Each lesson comes with a short quiz, and the chapter concludes with a comprehensive multiple-choice exam. Be sure to take these self-assessments to see how well you understand the chapter's early childhood education topics. If you need clarification on a lesson concept, simply use the chapter's handy Ask the Expert feature. These resources are available online at any time, which enables you to study at home, school, work or wherever you have an Internet connection.
1. Early Childhood Programs: Licensing, Health & Safety Requirements
Most early childhood education programs must adhere to specific requirements when it comes to licensing, health and safety standards. This lesson will briefly explore these issues.
2. What is Curriculum in Early Childhood Education?
We often hear about the importance of getting children off to a strong start via solid early childhood education. This lesson will introduce you to the meaning of curriculum in the context of early childhood.
3. Managing the Physical Space for Early Childhood Learning
In this lesson, we'll learn strategies for managing physical space in the context of early childhood learning. We'll learn about the importance of safety, functionality, and aesthetics. We'll also look at how seating arrangements can be configured.
4. Using Children's Interests & Experiences to Promote Learning
Knowing your students well helps you plan rich, engaging lessons. How does this work? This lesson explains how and why to use children's interests and experiences to maximize learning opportunities in your classroom.
5. Language Skills in Children: Development, Definition & Types
The development of language skills in young children is a multi-step process that is both fascinating and complex. Learn how language skills are formed, important milestones for language development and test your knowledge with quiz questions.
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