1.View relevant power point for Chapter One.
2.Read the complete NAEYC position statement (Copple & Bredekamp, 2009). What are NAEYCs major ideas and suggestions regarding curriculum development and implementation in early childhood education?
3.Read Helms Got Standards? Dont Give Up on Engaged Learning. Before reading the articles, what are your personal thoughts regarding the use of Standards? After reading the article, did your viewpoint change in any way? As a teacher, how do you go about aIDressing standards in your lessons or activities with children? What is your approach (e.g., backwards approach)?
4.Read Goldstein and Baumls Supporting Childrens Learning While Meeting State Standards. Which suggestions do you find helpful for you as an early childhood teacher (current or future)?