Mixed-Age Groups in Early Childhood Programs
3 Clock Hours / 0.3 CEUs
Mixed-Age Groups in Early Childhood Programs Course Description:
This course applies to children of all ages.
Learn the many ways that mixed-age groupings in early childhood programs can provide rich and exciting learning environments. This course presents accounts of real classroom experiences and includes tips on dealing with parent concerns. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.
Learning Outcomes: After completing Mised-Age Groups in Early Childhood Programs you will be able to explain the benefits of mixed-age grouping in early care and education settings; describe the challenges that may arise with mixed-age grouping; identify techniques for making mixed-age groups work; and list appropriate activities for mixed-age groups.
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program as meeting the criteria for continuing education for the
National Administrator Credential.
Topics Covered in Mixed-Age Groups in Early Childhood Programs:
- The benefits of mixed-age grouping in early care and education settings
- Challenges that arise with mixed-age grouping
- Techniques for making mixed-age groups work
- Parents' views on mixed-age grouping
- Activities appropriate for mixed-age groups
Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read English.
Comments on Mixed-Age Groups in Early Childhood Programs:
Instructional methodology: Read written material; view videos; listen to audio segments.
Assessment methods: Final Course Multiple Choice Quiz and Short Essay Assignments.
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