A. What are the 100 languages of children? Explain what this means in your own words.
Children are encouraged to depict their understanding through one of many symbolic
languages, including drawing, sculpture, dramatic play, and writing. They work togethe
A. Describe at least 3 centers you will set up to encourage children to read and
write while they are playing. Include the props and materials that will be in
the centers. Describe what the children will be doing.
Reading Center I would set up this center
a. Using information in the text and assigned link pages, provide at least 5
examples of how you will use assessment to develop curriculum.
a. Identify 8 considerations for early childhood assessment (Hint: these are in
the link reading).
a. Describe a preschool environment that promotes language and literacy. Use
both textbooks for your sources.
Language and literacy is a very important part of a childs development. As
early childhood educators it is our jobs to teach the children as m
A. Use the following Key Developmental Indicators (early learning standards)
from the High Scope Curriculum to complete this activity: H53 Diversity, F43
Pretend Play, and E36 Measuring.
Activity: Look different but still the same
a. Explain how you will use curriculum to accomplish the following:
-help a child feel better about themselves
-handle racial insults or stereotyping
-reduce sex stereotyping in children
-welcome a child with a disability into your program
a. Describe a room environment that encourages children to be creative. Use
both textbooks to answer this prompt. Cite page numbers from both.
Every early childhood educator wants their classroom to encourage children
to be creative and it is possible b
a. Identify and explain 5 different ways you will prevent anti-social behaviors.
1. Be alert- Paying attention to all children in the room and be aware of what
is going on. It is better for a teacher to intervene before things get out of control.
Name: _Amanda Humphrey
Date: _April 18, 2012
Placing counters in different type of
How much water/sand will fit?
Building a F
a. Identify 3 different strategies for helping children and families separate.
Describe your strategies.
1. Helping the Child- Invite the child to come into the classroom before the
start day. Having the parent bring the child in after work or with a f
a. For each of the 8 categories outlined in the text, identify an appropriate
activity to enhance preschool children's physical development in that category.
1. Locomotion: Running and Leaping (pg. 149) - Have children run
from one end of the playgroun
a. List 5 ideas you will implement when designing an environment with
1. Selecting furniture with lighter surfaces (pg. 98) helps create ambient
light and brighten up the room.
2. Using storage items because personal storage acknowled
a. Identify 5 environmental designs you will use to encourage play in your
Having a plentiful of materials to encourage children to paly freely because
having enough equipment to go around promotes comfortable, harmonious
play. (pg. 44)
a. Identify 3 things you knew about curriculum before completing the reading
Three things that I already know about curriculum is that it includes creative,
emotional, physical, social, and cognitive areas of every child, that there is a
a. Identify 5 ways you will involve families in curriculum and curriculum
1. Ask them what they want their children to learn and why.
2. Using Families as resources for teaching children about culture.
3. Setting up families to volunteer in
February 22, 2012
Emergent Curriculum is a curriculum that is based on what the students are interested in
and passionate about as well as the teachers interest and passions. T
Application Task 1 from Creating Environments for Learning
Environments come together and become what they are due to what we choose to put in a room.
Our choices should be made based on what is developmentally appropriate. Examine the 8 pictures in the P
Application Task 1
Theory or Theorists
Social Learning Theory
Key Points of Theory
that you think are
Chapter 2 Assignment
Video #1 Autism
Three studies were done about Autism and one of them was the largest study done on
Autism and how it relates to genes. Scientists compared genetic codes from individuals with
Autism to the codes of indi
Application Task 6: Learning to Talk
What do you hear the child saying
(attempting to say)?
8 months - 1 Yeah or Yes
year of age
What would you do to advance the childs language
18 months- 2
years of age
Suppose a researcher asked you to enroll your baby in a ten-year longitudinal
study that required your child to respond to a one-on-one survey each year
that dealt with social interactions. What would your response be?
A longitudinal study is type of stud
Application Task 5: Gross and Fine Motor Skills
Use the list of video clips provided that show children using their gross motor skills or their fine motor skills. You will find 11 video clips. Watch
each one. As you watch, complete the table. You should d
Application Task 7
There are video clips listed with this assignment that you are to watch.
As you watch, consider what the child's understanding of him/herself is. Select one of following answers for the child's
understanding of him/herself in each video
! Its That Time of Year Again!
Parents, with the new school year coming up in the blink of the eye I would like to take the time
to meet with you. Please take the time to sign up to meet with me below. Remember that each
slot is for 20 minutes and to get
A. You are the director of a preschool and you have a new teacher who needs to learn about
conducting parent-teacher conferences. Create a handout that includes directions and suggestions
for conducting parent conferences. Include information from the rel
A. Complete the Case Study at the end of Chapter 15. Answer questions 1-5 citing the specific pages you
use to answer each question.
1. Use the Critical Analysis Form from figure 15-1 to consider your responses and possible
solutions to this chronic probl
June 13, 2012
Key Assignment #2
1. A. Families Should be Involved in Early Childhood Programs
Benefits For Children
Children do better in
Benefits For Teachers
More likely to meet
realistic goals for
May 25, 2012
EDU 131 Key Assignment #1
1. Define family in your own words. Describe characteristics of contemporary families.
Explain how current family trends impact early childhood professionals. Discuss how
you will prepar
A. Explain how early learning standards impact teaching and learning decisions. Identify 5
ideas from Infant and Toddler Foundations that will influence your interactions with
infants and toddlers. Consider the information in Domains of Learning.
A. Create a list of important criteria for teaching preschoolers. Consider what
you should be teaching, environment, schedule and activities. How will you
integrate DAP? Cite page numbers from the DAP textbook.
There are many things that are important for