About This Chapter
Foundations of the Early Childhood Education - Chapter Summary
Do you remember the definition or use of IEP in class? If not, or if you remember it vaguely but not fully, this chapter will help you recall the information and more by viewing brief video and text lessons. After you've completed them, go ahead and take the self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson. You will also be able to refresh your knowledge of the following subjects:
- The start of early childhood education
- Early childhood education: today's trends
- Strategies for performing program assessments
While you are watching the lesson videos, you can chose which specific topics within them you would like to see. You never have to search through the videos to find the exact spots with the answers you are seeking because you can use the 'Watch Answer' feature after taking the self-assessment quizzes. Take the quizzes with you by printing out the worksheets.
1. History of Early Childhood Education
Early childhood education is an important first step in formal education for many young children. In this lesson, we will discuss the general history of early childhood education.
2. Current Trends in Early Childhood Education
This lesson is about current trends in early childhood education. We will outline three current trends in early childhood education and discuss what these trends look like in the classroom and how these trends impact student learning.
3. Early Childhood Education Administration & Organization
This lesson will outline the key elements necessary for administering an early childhood program using accreditation criteria of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children). Ideas for supervising staff and volunteers will also be discussed.
4. Evaluating Early Childhood Education Programs
How do parents select an early childhood education program for their children? This lesson will discuss early childhood education programs and the standards that can be used to evaluate them.
5. What Is an IEP? - Definition, Examples & Objectives
An IEP is an individualized education program developed for students with disabilities to ensure their educational goals are achieved. Learn more about IEPs, objectives, and examples and test your knowledge with quiz questions.
6. Using an Individual Education Program (IEP) in the Classroom
In this lesson, we will explore what an Individual Education Program (IEP) is and the three key components of an IEP. We will also discuss who needs an IEP and who does not.
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Other chapters within the NMTA Assessment of Teacher Competency - Early Childhood: Practice & Study Guide course
- Developmental Learning Theories
- Childhood Relationships, Communication & Social Development
- Childhood Developmental Challenges
- Teaching Strategies for the Whole Child
- Processes, Practices & Differences in Learning
- Positive Learning Environments for Young Children
- Environmental Factors on Learning
- Instructional Planning to Promote Learning
- Handling Diversity & Disabilities in the Classroom
- Structuring & Managing Learning Environments
- Communication as an Educational Tool
- Assessment Strategies for Early Childhood
- The Professional Educator
- Creating Positive Interactions & Relationships in Education
- Rights & Responsibilities in the Early Childhood Classroom
- NMTA Assessment of Teacher Competency - Early Childhood Flashcards