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UGRD > ECHD > 303

Core Competencies for Early Education and Care & Out-of-School Time Educators

This one-credit course is designed to provide early childhood education professionals with the knowledge and skills to assess their own level in terms of the eight core competencies, across the infant-toddler, preschool and out-of-school age range. The eight core competencies include: 1) understanding growth and development of children and youth, 2) guiding and interacting with children and youth, 3) partnering with families and communities, 4) health, safety, and nutrition, 5) learning environments and curriculum, 6) observation, assessment and documentation, 7) program planning and development, and 8) professionalism and leadership. Students will learn about the initial level of each competency, complete and addition online survey to allow the participant to evaluate his/her own knowledge of the competency, and then will develop a plan to extend that knowledge through readings provided and resources that explain the science supporting each competency.

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