Garner success in the early childhood classroom by cultivating an in-depth understanding of how young children progress through physical, cognitive, language, and social emotional milestones. Explore research-based developmental theories and multiple intelligences and consider the implications in your practice. Discover options for embedding developmentally appropriate teaching practices in the classroom and craft a tool to support your planning in your early childhood classroom.
Course Learning Objectives:
- Examine and identify stages and milestones of early childhood development.
- Research developmentally appropriate practices and create a tool to support lesson planning.
- Explore the research-based theories and multiple intelligences of your students and reflect on the implications in your classroom.
- Design a lesson plan that meets the developmental and social emotional needs of primary students.
Course Relation to CCS or other Professional Standards
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standard Early Childhood Generalist:
- Standard I: Using Knowledge of Child Development to Understand the Whole Child
- Standard V: Assessing Children’s Development and Learning
- Standard VI: Managing the Environment for Development and Learning
- Standard VII: Planning for Development and Learning
- Standard VIII: Implementing Instruction for Development and Learning
Lindsey WhiteB.S. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education; M.S. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certified in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, and TESOL 9+ years as an elementary classroom teacher: 4th grade, Kindergarten, and Pre-Kindergarten Professional Achievements: National Board Certified Teacher, Student Teaching Fieldwork Liaison, Mentor for teaching interns, STEM Club sponsor
Lindsey is passionate about developmentally appropriate instruction in early childhood education
Lindsey’s primary purpose is to help teachers understand the foundations of early childhood education to bring into their own primary classrooms and set young students up for success
Lindsey’s personal interests include: traveling, kayaking, hiking, and yoga