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Ch 39: The Early Childhood Education Professional

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Check out the lessons in this chapter to refresh your understanding of professional standards for early childhood education teachers. To make sure you're retaining the information reviewed, take self-assessment quizzes along the way.

The Early Childhood Education Professional - Chapter Summary

Because teachers are educating the public's children, there are many standards, rules and regulations involved in being a teacher and working within the educational system. This chapter will provide you with an overview of important professional standards for teachers and educational programs, methods for ensuring a program meets these standards, and the the government's role in education. By the end of the chapter, you'll have examined:

  • How to become an effective educator
  • The benefits of early childhood education programs
  • Ethical standards and the code of conduct for teachers
  • Methods for evaluating early childhood education programs
  • Section 504 regulations and accommodations
  • A summary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education (IDEA) Act
  • The role of the local board of education in public schools
  • The state and federal government's role in public education

Our instructors are subject-matter experts and they've developed these lessons to help you absorb the information while keeping you engaged in the learning process. There are several methods for learning, including short, inviting videos that help to illustrate the material. To review a certain portion of the lesson, utilize the Timeline for easy navigation. Video transcripts are available that highlight important terms and concepts throughout the lesson. After each lesson, take our interactive quiz to test your knowledge. Finally, take the cumulative chapter exam to see how well you understand the material.

10 Lessons in Chapter 39: The Early Childhood Education Professional
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Becoming an Effective Teacher

1. Becoming an Effective Teacher

Understanding the principles and theories of educational psychology is essential for teachers but simply understanding is not enough. Future teachers must embrace sound educational principles and seek opportunities for growth throughout their careers. This lesson will focus on the qualities of an effective teacher, including pedagogical content knowledge awareness, reflective teaching and action research.

Early Childhood Education: Programs and Benefits

2. Early Childhood Education: Programs and Benefits

Many children go to preschool or Head Start as part of their early childhood. In this lesson, we'll look at what early childhood education is and two developmental reasons why it can be beneficial: brain development and the zone of proximal development.

Evaluating Early Childhood Education Programs

3. 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.

Code of Ethical Conduct in the Teaching Profession

4. Code of Ethical Conduct in the Teaching Profession

Many professions recognize set standards for moral conduct. This lesson examines the code of ethical conduct in the teaching profession and the importance of adhering to that code.

What Are Section 504 Regulations & Accommodations in Public Schools?

5. What Are Section 504 Regulations & Accommodations in Public Schools?

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a critical piece of legislation designed to protect individuals with disabilities. In this video, we will explore the components of Section 504 as well as how it impacts school-aged students.

IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary

6. IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary

It is important for all teachers to understand the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and how it impacts students with disabilities. This lesson discusses the six main principles of IDEA and how they are implemented in the classroom.

How Students Qualify for Special Education Services

7. How Students Qualify for Special Education Services

Understanding how students qualify for special education services can seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn't have to be. In this video, we will break down the basics of special education qualification in the K-12 public school system.

The Local Board of Education's Role in Public Education

8. The Local Board of Education's Role in Public Education

There are a lot of responsibilities in education, but who is in charge of what? In this lesson, we'll examine the role of the local government in public education in America, including the duties that are common to local boards of education.

The State Government's Role in Public Education

9. The State Government's Role in Public Education

In order to provide free and quality education to all students, the state government has specific roles and duties that it performs. Watch this lesson to find out how the state government shapes public education in America.

The Federal Government's Role in Public Education

10. The Federal Government's Role in Public Education

There are many different levels of government involved in public education in the United States. But what are the different responsibilities of each? Watch this lesson to explore how the federal government affects education in America.

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