Planning Curriculum in Early Childhood
Students use the state's curriculum frameworks and related resources to design, implement, and evaluate meaningful, challenging curriculum that promotes comprehensive developmental and learning outcomes for all young children. They learn about curriculum theory and other professional standards related to early childhood education organization and practice. Students become collaborative learners who make informed decisions that integrate knowledge from a variety of sources and geared towards maximizing service to a wide diversity of children, employing a Universal Design of Learning (UDL) approach. Using the Preservice performance assessment tool as guideline for the basic elements of teaching, students identify and collect artifacts that demonstrate their growing understanding of effective classroom practice.