Build a strong foundation for learning in your early childhood classroom by exploring a framework built on fundamentals such as: executive function, growth mindset, motor development, sensory integration, and foundations of literacy. Explore strategies used by educational specialists that can easily be implemented into your classroom. Cultivate an environment that equips students with the tools necessary for learning, promotes an organic love for learning, and prepares students for overall growth and achievement. Required text: SLOW DOWN! Children are Learning! by Erin Mengeu. Available on Amazon or through other vendors. ISBN-13: 979-8985160826
Course Learning Objectives:
- Analyze a framework for developing a F.I.R.M Foundation for Learning.
- Discover and reflect on fundamental areas that contribute to student behavior, achievement, and building a foundation for learning.
- Explore teaching methods/pedagogy that are appropriate for early childhood education.
- Design a plan for your classroom that provides tools and strategies to cultivate an environment that builds a foundation for learning. Support your students at home by creating a tool to help families understand how they can help develop their child’s foundation for learning.