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Professionalism ( 1 Class )

 As an early childhood educator you must remember that you are a professional in an important field.  The classes in this category will help you understand the importance of conducting work in an ethical manner, fulfilling responsibilities, and preforming at the top of your game. Professional preparation and ongoing professional development for the early childhood education workforce is essential to providing high-quality services to children and families.
One of the most important aspects of being an early childhood educator is to create a safe environment for children in both the home and classroom. Since infants and young children are at risk of injury every day, classroom staff and directors must understand the concept of health and safety to insure a safe learning environment.
Managers in the early childhood education field plan, direct, or coordinate the academic and nonacademic activities of preschool and child care centers or programs. They review and interpret government codes, and develop procedures to meet codes and to ensure facility safety, security and maintenance. There is a lot for directors and managers to do each day and these classes will help your program run smoothly.

Child Development ( 15 Classes )

Our child development classes explore how a child develops from birth to age eight from all the developmental domains: physical/motor, cognitive, social, emotional, and language. We also take a look at the individual ages and milestones in regard to child development. With child development knowledge, you can better identify, interpret, and respond to a child’s individual needs. Whatever your role in the field, you’ll be prepared to respond effectively to the needs, challenges, and capacities of children to help them get the best start in life.

Observation ( 1 Class )

Many early childhood educators observe children each day but to actually use observation as took to create a better program is what counts. Observation is a skill to be practiced and developed over time. Using correct observation tools and skills can also help produces information that helps in other ways. An observant teacher might notice that a change in the daily schedule could eliminate a traffic problem.

Guidance ( 3 Classes )

As an early childhood educator you will be able to help children develop self-control, self-esteem, and create a safe environment. Effective guidance in an early childhood program will help children form strong relationships with others and the desire to explore, discover and learn. Effective child guidance begins long before problems start but also includes proper interactions during classroom issues.

Diversity ( 1 Class )

One of the most important tasks for the early childhood educator is to provide the children with diverse, multicultural experiences while respecting, giving value and acceptance to each individual child. Diversity or multicultural education is, a continuous approach to working with children, parents, families and colleagues every day.

Curriculum ( 5 Classes )

A developmentally appropriate curriculum provides each child with a learning environment that meets each child’s needs.  Teachers must keep the curriculum’s learning goals in mind as they determine where children are and the next steps forward. The curriculum includes everything that the teach prepares, organizes and places in front of the child for learning.

Families ( 2 Classes )

A child’s family is a key element in your program and it is very important that you build a positive partnership with each family.  There are many aspects to this family partnership that you should consider each day. There are many aspects of building this family partnership and our classes help discover those.
In an early childhood classroom, each moment you have with the children is an opportunity to develop positive relationships. Teachers and directors can use a variety of strategies to build positive relationships with children but the most important is the warmth and care they have for each child. These classes will help you understand the importance of teacher-child interactions, the benefits of positive relationships and how you can build these relationships.
Our 8 Hour of Pre-Service training meets all of the State of Texas Requirements.
It is very important for educators to make sure to look at each child because everyone has unique characteristics. When someone has a characteristic that will make them stand out either physically or cognitively, they are labeled as an exceptional child. Often adults will group every child that experience difficulty in physical activity or a learning ability as exceptional, but children who are gifted also fall under the umbrella of exceptional children. With such a broad range of skills identified under exceptional children, we need to break down certain characteristics into smaller groupings so adults will have a better understanding of a child’s abilities and limitations. The words impairment, disability, handicap and at risk are often used with the same definition, but this is incorrect. As educators, we must know the proper definition of each term, to better provide the appropriate environment for our students.
In an oppressed educational system, I think that the student just sits at his desk and doesn’t have many hands-on learning activities.  Young children need to be actively involved in their learning process. When we make learning fun for children and adults, they are more open to learning and retaining the information.  I think the first area to make sure we do not oppress education is to stop thinking of the student as the object of the learning. The student must be involved in his education and be able to have the power within the learning.  When we are over dominating to students, they no longer learn from us.  They need freedom to be creative, to think outside of the box and to think for themselves. For a truly no oppressed educational system, we must reject the thought of depositing information into student’s lives. More important for a successful educational system is to let students to problem solve and critical thinking skills. The freedom of allowing students to be actively involved in their learning is the opposite to an oppressed educational system that is full of teacher domination.

Required Self Study ( 5 Classes )

This is for the State of Texas Required classes for SIDS Shaken Baby, Child Abuse, Transportation, and  Annual Required Training.