7 Core Content Subject Areas F19

[ms_row] [ms_column style=”5/6″ align=”left” class=”” id=””][ms_accordion style=”simple” type=”1″ class=”” id=””] [ms_accordion_item title=”Child growth and development” color=”” background_color=”#d6d6d6″ close_icon=”fa-arrow-down” open_icon=”fa-arrow-up” status=”close”]Experiences for any child, regardless of age, must be planned around the child’s developmental abilities. Development has several interrelated areas; each influences the others and all develop simultaneously. It is essential for Early Childhood educators to recognize that development proceeds in predictable steps and learning occurs in recognized sequences. At the same time, they must consider individual, age-level, and cultural/ethnic characteristics when assessing children’s rates and styles of development.[/ms_accordion_item]

[ms_accordion_item title=”Health, safety, and nutrition” color=”” background_color=”#d6d6d6″ close_icon=”fa-arrow-down” open_icon=”fa-arrow-up” status=”close”]These are basic needs of all human beings, and Early Childhood environments must ensure them. Programs must adhere to relevant laws and regulations; furthermore, they must consider the health, growth, and developmental requirements for each child within the context of cultural and developmental diversity and any special needs.[/ms_accordion_item]

[ms_accordion_item title=”Professional development/professionalism” color=”” background_color=”#d6d6d6″ close_icon=”fa-arrow-down” open_icon=”fa-arrow-up” status=”close”]Adults providing early care and education must take advantage of opportunities to grow professionally, follow ethical standards of behavior, and demonstrate knowledge of and involvement in advocacy for Early Childhood learning environments.[/ms_accordion_item]

[ms_accordion_item title=”Learning environments and curriculum” color=”” background_color=”#d6d6d6″ close_icon=”fa-arrow-down” open_icon=”fa-arrow-up” status=”close”]Developmentally appropriate environments and curricula have a positive impact on a child’s emotional, physical, cognitive, communicative, creative, and social care. Adults who provide early care and education must know how to offer an organized, inviting, and accessible environment that has many diverse and appropriate materials, activities, and experiences.[/ms_accordion_item]

[ms_accordion_item title=”Child assessment” color=”” background_color=”#d6d6d6″ close_icon=”fa-arrow-down” open_icon=”fa-arrow-up” status=”close”]Ongoing assessment helps Early Childhood educators evaluate all areas of a child’s growth and development. Educators must be able to observe, assess, interpret, and document children’s skills and behavior and systematically report on them to appropriate staff and family members.[/ms_accordion_item]

[ms_accordion_item title=”Family and community partnerships” color=”” background_color=”#d6d6d6″ close_icon=”fa-arrow-down” open_icon=”fa-arrow-up” status=”close”]Understanding the roles that family members and others play in children’s lives is vital for Early Childhood educators. They must be able to integrate the following concepts:
• Children develop within the context of their families, which may take many forms. Families are the primary influence on children’s development and have primary responsibility for child rearing. In turn, each child has influence on the members of his or her family and on the family as a system.
• A responsive early education environment respects and celebrates the diversity of values, customs, and traditions in the family of each child. It nurtures the primary relationships between children and those who parent them. It also offers a variety of meaningful opportunities to families to participate in Early Childhood programs.
• Early Childhood professionals help connect children and their families with community resources. This can be accomplished through curriculum, interpersonal relationships and knowledgeable referrals.

[ms_accordion_item title=”Program management and evaluation” color=”” background_color=”#d6d6d6″ close_icon=”fa-arrow-down” open_icon=”fa-arrow-up” status=”close”]Adults providing early care and education must use all available resources for a quality program. They must also be effective communicators, planners, record-keepers, and evaluators. Evaluation of the program should include input from staff, families, and the community.[/ms_accordion_item][/ms_accordion][/ms_column] [/ms_row]

***Tip: When choosing CCSA: Please keep in mind that the CCSA you use will be based on the content of the training. 

For example: A training about Outside Play could fall under Child Growth and Development if the training is about gross motor developmental milestones.  Or it could fall under Health, Safety and Nutrition if it is about the importance of being active.  Or it could also fall under Program Management and Evaluation if it is about planning for appropriate outside time.