[R-0232] S3. Child Development

Citation: Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center. (2017). Classroom learning activities. Practice Guide. Retrieved from Center [or enter “ECTA Classroom learning activities Practice Guide” in your search window].

Abstract: This practice guide provides information that will help early childhood teachers use children’s interests to increase their participation and learning in early childhood inclusive settings.

Integration: The information in this practice guide fits well with content presented in the early childhood courses Creative Activities, Curriculum Planning, Exploration Activities, and Language and Literacy Experiences.

Content Focus: Assessment; Creative Activities; Curriculum Planning; Exploration Activities; Inclusion; Infants, Toddlers, and Twos; Language and Literacy Experiences; Participation

Notes: In a section titled Quick Peek, this practice guide provides an example of using children’s interests to increase their participation and learning. Have students create additional examples to share with the class. After viewing the 3:30-minute video embedded in this guide, have students discuss what teachers did to support children’s cognitive skills and what types of materials they used to engage them in learning.