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COAEYC: Equity and Diversity Throughout Early Childhood Programs (Series/High Needs)

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Course Number
SB.FF.COAEYCEDTECP
Overview
Bridge your knowledge and strengthen your commitment to designing and using inclusive and responsive curricula, teaching practices, and learning environments that help all children thrive in school and in life. The course consists of 4 virtual face to face (zoom, google hangout) meetings approximately 3 hours long with 30-60 minutes of written reflection on questions that are provided for each meeting. Written reflections are based upon the Spotlight on Young Children: Equity and Diversity book and supplemental readings. Book is available through naeyc.org and is discounted for NAEYC members and complimentary for NAEYC premium members.

Clock Hours
12

Course Delivery Method
4 Virtual Face to Face meetings utilizing Zoom and Google Hangouts. January 6, 13, 20, and 27 beginning at 6:30 pm. Please see information below on how to register. 

Target Audience
Early childhood teachers, Family child care providers, Infant-toddler staff, Directors, Students enrolled in early childhood education programs, and consultants

Recommendations
Willingness to explore beyond our assumptions, honesty, and a compassionate critical lens

Fee
$20 COAEYC Members/$50 Non-members, plus cost of book
Objective
Upon completion, learner will be able to:
  • Analyze readings and name several ways in which inequities, implicit bias, and the lack of culturally sustainable practice impact healthy growth and development of children birth through age 8.
  •  Deconstruct their own implicit biases, reflect on their beliefs and actions in terms of caring for young children and identify three or more ways these beliefs and actions influence their classroom or center practices.
  • Create five or more talking points to advocate for high-quality learning opportunities for Dual and Multi Language learners.
  • Explain several ways in which policies and practices recognize or do not recognize immigrant and refugee children, as well as, children and families impacted by poverty.
  • Name several protective factors and risk factors and list strategies to strengthen families using provided handouts. Participants will create a protective factor integration plan for their classroom.
  • Define diversity and equality by comparing presented models, such as intercultural | multicultural education, plural identity, prejudice, discrimination (institutional, social), gender, inclusion, racism by omission, etc.
  • Define the 5Rs of trauma informed practices.
Competencies
This training aligns to Colorado's Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators.

  • Child Development, Growth, and Learning 7.1: Describes the individuality of child growth and development including genetic, environmental, linguistic, and cultural influences.
  • Family and Community Practices 5.1: Identifies own cultural experiences and biases, particularly those that relate to family values, child development, and parenting practices.
  • Child Growth, Development, and Learning 8.1: Describes concept and rationale behind inclusive education. Considers the unique abilities of all children and the benefits of children’s full participation in activities and daily routines.
  • Family and Community Partnerships 1.3: Analyzes, plans, and monitors policies, procedures, and best practices that recognize and support differences in families.
  • Child Growth, Development, and Learning 6.1: Describes risks and protective factors and how they affect child development and learning.
  • Family and Community Partnerships 9.1: Describes risk and protective factors and how they affect family functioning.
  • Child Growth, Development, and Learning 11.1: Describes how attachment relates to the growth, development, learning of young children and builds positive relationships with children in their care. Demonstrates an understanding of how attachment varies across different cultural contexts.
  • Guidance 8.3: Plans developmentally appropriate guidance approaches and opportunities for staff to engage in reflective practices to better understand young children’s social, emotional and behavioral development.
Registration
This course meets on Mondays, January 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2020 beginning at 6:30pm. Participants must have online access as course takes place through Zoom and Google Hangouts. Please register through Colorado Shines PDIS. Payment must be made through COAEYC before first meeting. Please go the COAEYC Google Form to be invoiced for the course. The required book, Spotlight on Young Children: Equity and Diversity, is available through naeyc.org and is discounted for NAEYC members and complimentary for NAEYC premium members. Participants will be contacted through email before first meeting. Please contact instructor, Deborah Young, dyoungecg@gmail.com, with questions specific to the course.

Last Update 11/27/19
Additional Information
This course has been recognized as aligned to The Colorado Competencies and meeting best practice standards for adult instruction through the Colorado Shines PDIS Training Alignment Process. The Rules Regulating Child Care Facilities, issued by the Division of Early Care and Learning, Colorado Department of Human Services, take precedence over any course content.

To view Child Care Licensing Rules:
http://www.coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.com/rulesandregulations

For more information, contact your child care licensing specialist.

Please note, instructors will mark your attendance and course completion in the Colorado Shines PDIS within seven days of the course event date. Paper certificates might not be issued at this training. You may confirm your course completion, view, and print an online certificate through My Dashboard – My PDIS Transcript menu navigation of the Colorado Shines PDIS. Please do not upload a course certificate that is already linked to your Colorado Shines PDIS account as this may delay processing of professional credentials.
Course Hours
12.00

Scheduled Event(s) for this Course
Overview
This course meets on Mondays, January 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2020 beginning at 6:30 pm. Participants must have online access as course takes place through Zoom and Google Hangouts. Please register through Colorado Shines PDIS. Payment must be made through COAEYC before the first meeting. Please go to...to be invoiced for payment. The required book, Spotlight on Young Children: Equity and Diversity, is available through naeyc.org and is discounted for NAEYC members and complimentary for NAEYC premium members. Participants will be contacted through email before first meeting.

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