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This course is not available through the PDIS.
Please contact your local community college for more information on course availability. For information on community college locations, visit “Our Colleges” on the Colorado Community College System website.
Curriculum Development: Methods and Techniques provides an overview of early childhood curriculum development. It includes processes for planning and implementing developmentally appropriate environments, materials and experiences, and quality in early childhood programs. Focuses on ages birth through age 8.
This course is intended for students currently enrolled in one of Colorado's Community Colleges and wishing to improve their skills, attain an early childhood certification, or attain an Associate's degree.
Upon completion, the learner will be able to:
1. Describe thehistorical and philosophical foundations of curriculum and their impact on different approaches today.
2. Compare and contrast different curricula / approaches to learning.
3. Identify the characteristics of developmentally and culturally appropriate learning approaches.
4. Identify the factors affecting the planning of early childhood curricula including biological and social environments.
5. Observe and assess individual children's learning and development to plan developmentally and culturally appropriate learning activities.
6. Define and identify teachable moments and explain their importance in enriching and individualizing learning.
7. Design, develop and evaluate activities / lessons in all learning areas.
8. Research and develop a resource list.
9. Develop artifacts for E-portfolio.
10.Identify evidence-based practices in early childhood including children with special needs.