Great Days with Kids: Curriculum and Lesson Planning
5 Clock Hours / 0.5 CEUs
Great Days with Kids: Curriculum and Lesson Planning Course Description:
This course applies to toddlers and preschoolers.
Learn to plan curriculum to promote young children's development and make your days with children run more smoothly. Course discusses the elements of lesson plans and presents sample lesson plans. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.
Learning Outcomes: After completing Great Days with Kids: Curriculum and Lesson Planning you will be able to identify guidelines for developmentally appropriate curriculum planning; identify state rules and regulations for program planning in early childhood facilities; indicate goals and strategies to promote young children’s development; describe the relationship of academic programs to developmentally appropriate curriculum; identify steps necessary for lesson plan creation and evaluation; and indicate how the learning environment toys and play equipment relates to lesson planning.
[Please note: Much of the material in this course also appears in Lesson 6 of the 20-clock-hour course Child Development and Guidance. If you are interested in a longer course that includes this topic, you may wish to take this 20-hour course.]
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Attention Iowa students: This course is not currently approved for Iowa's annual training requirements.
Topics Covered in Great Days with Kids: Curriculum and Lesson Planning:
- What is developmentally
- Guidelines for curriculum planning
regulations for program planning
- Goals and strategies for children's
- Problems with academic programs for young children
themes in curriculum development
- Contents of lesson plans
- Guidelines for
- Preparing, evaluating, and implementing lesson
- Sample lesson plans
- Developmentally appropriate learning
- Selecting developmentally appropriate toys and play
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Comments on Great Days with Kids: Curriculum and Lesson Planning:
Instructional methodology: Read written material; view videos; listen to audio segments.
Assessment methods: Final Lesson Multiple Choice Quizzes and Short Essay Assignments.
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