Promoting Child Development and Learning.

Alignment with Transformation Initiative

In view of this conceptual framework and our urban mission, the goal for our Transformation Initiative is to improve the performance of students in high needs schools by preparing educators who recognize the moral imperative to meet the needs of each student. We will prepare educators who are committed to each student, caring about each individual, and competent in evidence-based and data-driven instruction.

NAEYC Standards Addressed

NAEYC Standard 1: Promoting Child Development and Learning.
Students prepared in early childhood degree pro­grams are grounded in a child development knowl­edge base. They use their understanding of young children’s characteristics and needs and of the multiple interacting influences on children’s devel­opment and learning to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for each child.
NAEYC Standard 2: Building Family and Community Relations
Students prepared in early childhood degree pro­grams understand that successful early childhood education depends upon partnerships with chil­dren’s families and communities. They know about, understand, and value the importance and com­plex characteristics of children’s families and com­munities. They use this understanding to create respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families and to involve all families in their children’s development and learning.
NAEYC Standard 4: Using Developmentally Effective Approaches to Connect with Children and Families.
Students prepared in early childhood degree pro­grams understand that teaching and learning with young children is a complex enterprise, and its details vary depending on children’s ages, char­acteristics, and the settings within which teach­ing and learning occur. They understand and use positive relationships and supportive interactions as the foundation for their work with young chil­dren and families. Students know, understand, and use a wide array of developmentally appropriate approaches, instructional strategies, and tools to connect with children and families and positively influence each child’s development and learning.

OSTP Standards Addressed

Standard 1.  Teachers understand student learning and development and respect the diversity of the students they teach.
Standard 5.  Teachers create learning environments that promote high levels of learning and achievement for all students.
Standard 6: Teachers collaborate and communicate with students, parents, other educators, administrators and the community to support student learning.
Standard 8: Teachers collaborate and communicate with students, parents, other educators, administrators and the community to support student learning,

Alignment with State Requirements

The course is aligned with the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession.
Course Policies
The student’s enrollment in this class represents a contract with the instructor. This syllabus, the assignment descriptions, and the weekly schedule contain the information for this contract. The instructor’s responsibility is to provide feedback in a reasonable amount of time (5-7 days for assignments, 24-48 hours for emails).
All due dates are listed on Canvas in the Course Calendar at the beginning of the semester. Each item should be submitted via the Canvas assignment link within the appropriate module.
Current APA format (7th Edition) will be expected on each submission for the ECE Online program. This double-spacing, size 12 Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins and the use of Microsoft Word. Please save each file as the course number and title of the assignment. For example: ECE1020SafetyPowerPoint

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