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Supporting children’s development and learning is at the heart of why early childhood programs exist. In this online module, you’ll learn about the interactive environment, how to ensure continuity of care, and the advantages and disadvantages of different grouping and staffing patterns. You’ll then examine the many facets of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) and the role of play in early childhood programming. Finally you’ll learn how to design and implement curriculum and the importance of observation and assessment in achieving program goals.
You may register for this module at any time and will receive log-in instructions as soon as your payment is verified.
This is Module 7 of the nine modules that make up the Aim4Excellence™ National Director Credential. Take only one or a few Aim4Excellence modules to build competence in a specific management area or complete all nine to earn the Aim4Excellence National Director Credential.
Kay Albrecht, PhD, President of Innovations in Early Childhood Education
Cost includes: All required reading materials, assignments, and media
Total clock hours: 16
Illinois Gateways for Opportunity Approved
Applies toward the Illinois Director Credential (IDC) Core Competency Requirements
College credit is available for an additional fee if this module is combined with Aim4Excellence Module 8: Creating Partnerships with Families and Module 9: Evaluating Program Quality. LEARN MORE
Your local child care resource and referral agency may have scholarship funds available to assist with your registration or tuition costs for this event. Find your local CCR&R.
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