Ch 15: Foundations of the Early Childhood Education

About This Chapter

Revisit the basics of early childhood education with this chapter of short, interactive text and video lessons that will be sure to jar your memory. Afterwards, you can check your progress by taking short self-assessments quizzes.

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.

6 Lessons in Chapter 15: Foundations of the Early Childhood Education
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History of Early Childhood Education

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.

Current Trends in 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.

Early Childhood Education Administration & Organization

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.

Evaluating Early Childhood Education Programs

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.

What Is an IEP? - Definition, Examples & Objectives

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.

Using an Individual Education Program (IEP) in the Classroom

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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