early childhood development and curriculum discussion 1, growing and learning discussion 2
Early Childhood Development and CurriculumSelect an age group of young children (0-2, 3-5, 6-8). Using your text and at least one additional resource, describe how developmental characteristics of this group influence curriculum decisions to best meet their needs and interests. Be sure to address the following areas of development: Physical, Socio-Emotional, and Cognitive. Within your response, give two to three examples of what surprised you and what confirmed your personal observations. In addition, complete the interactive game below that reviews accommodations for students with special needs and include ideas in your post that apply to the age group you suggested. Your initial discussion post should be at least 200 words in length.Growing and learning discussion 2Watch the five-minute video, What Does ‘High-Quality’ Preschool Look Like?Links to an external site. This video illustrates essential features of a high-quality preschool program. Discuss the following questions: How can preschool curricula, based on solid research, build school- and life-related skills? Why are well-qualified teachers important? How is play integrated into learning? Your initial discussion post should be at least 200 words in length.