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    Jun 22, 2018  
2014-2015 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]

Early Childhood Education - Early Literacy Certificate (C55220F)


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The curriculum prepares students to create and implement a variety of literacy activities that can be implemented in early childhood education classrooms. Emphasis is placed on practical application of skills.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Promote child development and learning by:
    a. Knowing and understanding young children's characteristics and needs.
    b. Using developmental knowledge to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments.
  2. Building family and community relationships by involving families and communities in their children's development and learning.
  3. Observe, document, and assessing to support young children and families by knowing about and using observation, documentation, and other appropriate assessment tools and approaches.
  4. Use developmentally effective approaches to connect with children and families by
    a. Knowing and understanding effective strategies and tools for early education.
    b. Using a brad repertoire of developmentally appropriate teaching/learning approaches.
  5. Use content knowledge to build meaningful curriculum by using their own knowledge, appropriate early learning standards, and other resources to design, implement, and evaluate meaningful, challenging curricula for each child.
  6. Become a professional by:
    a. Engaging in continuous, collaborative learning to inform practice.
    b. Integrating knowledgeable, reflective, and critical perspectives on early education.

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