Preschool Fun Ideas!

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Preschool Fun Ideas!

Course Hours: 
25
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Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Preschool Fun Ideas is an overview of age appropriate practices for early childhood educators. This course covers the fundamentals of creating engaging and nurturing learning centers, discusses the importance of each learning domain, gives examples of activities to incorporate into your daily schedule, and gives you a hands on experience creating your own lesson plan.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify components of an early childhood classroom
  • Define the four major learning domains and how they affect learning
  • Recognize how to create engaging daily activities for small and whole groups
  • Recall the basics for creating lesson plans

Preschool Fun Ideas! Module 1
The Realities of Preschool: A Look Inside Early Childhood Classrooms

Module one will take a look at early childhood classrooms through the textbook, videos and websites.  We will discuss specific materials that are appropriate for each learning center. The module will also focus on weekly and monthly themes for incorporating age appropriate curriculum and how to segment activities into a daily schedule.

  • Creating a Nurturing Environment
  • Key Features of a Learning Center
  • Weekly/Monthly Lesson Plan Themes
  • Segmenting Instruction
  • Daily Schedules & Learning

Preschool Fun Ideas! Module 2
Learning Domains

Module two will discuss the major learning domains:  social, emotional, physical and cognitive and discuss how they affect learning for young children. We will cover the differences between individualized and whole group discussion and decide which activities work best with both models of teaching. Finally we will decide how to implement individualized learning and whole group instruction practices by analyzing different classrooms and activities through the textbook, videos and websites.

  • Discuss Major Learning Domains
  • Individualized Instruction
  • Whole Group Instruction
  • Analyzing Classrooms
  • Implementing Learning Practices

Preschool Fun Ideas! Module 3
Daily Activities

Module three focuses on developing creative and engaging daily activities for small groups and the entire class. Also included is discussion on how to change direction of an activity due to student response.

  • Utilizing Creativity
  • Student Engagement
  • Experiment with Activities
  • Implement Ideas
  • Record Experiences

Preschool Fun Ideas! Module 4
Creating a Lesson Plan

In Module four you will take all of your knowledge from the previous modules to create a lesson plan with the template provided. Please refer to the textbook, websites, and videos for ideas, however you are encouraged to use original ideas. Please keep the following in mind as you are creating your lesson plan and remember to always engaging activities.

  • Learning Centers
  • Daily Activities
  • Learning Domains
  • Individualized Learning
  • Whole Group Learning

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player

 


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