Infused Course Calendars

Infused Course Calendars

The ACCEPT Project Infused Course Calendars provide suggested resources containing information on special education practices that may be used to infuse courses within an early childhood associate degree program and activities to be used with those resources. The purpose of the calendars is to help instructors use activities with resources that will promote the concept understanding and skill building of their scholars. Infused Course Calendars identify a broad concept or skill area for each resource (e.g., early intervention, best practices for communicating) a brief resource description, the suggested focus for activities, and one example of an activity in which the resource will be used. Infused course calendar design and content (and related standards [S1-S8]) were suggested by community college instructors collaborating with UNC Charlotte faculty on the ACCEPT Project. Follow the link to review an infused course calendar.

Course Content Calendar
Child Development I Students learn research-based methods to enrich children’s physical, cognitive, and emotional development from age birth to four. [S1, S3, S4, S5, S7, S8] Review
Child Development II Students learn research-based methods to enrich children’s physical, cognitive, and emotional development from age five to eight. [S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S8] Review
Child, Family, and Community Students develop skills for establishing, supporting, and maintaining respectful, collaborative relationships among diverse families; programs and schools; and community and agency resources. [S1, S2, S7, S8] Review
Child Guidance Students learn about typical and atypical social-emotional development of young children and practice strategies that promote and support positive behavior. [S2, S6, S7] Review
Children with Exceptionalities Students are introduced to children with exceptionalities and how to support them and their families in diverse and inclusive settings based on the foundations of child development. [S1, S3, S4, S5, S7, S8] Review
Creative Activities Students are provided with opportunities to plan, create, implement, and adapt creative activities for young children such as drawing, painting, woodworking, printmaking, creating two and three-dimensional art, working with clay, singing, dancing, weaving, and others. [S4, S5, S7] Review
Curriculum Planning Students learn to evaluate children’s development, critique curricula, plan for individual and group needs, and assess and create quality environments. [S3, S4, S6, S8] Review
Early Childhood Education Students learn foundations of the early childhood education profession, the diverse educational settings for young children, professionalism, and how to plan and implement developmentally-appropriate programs for all children. [S1, S2, S5, S6, S7, S8] Review
Health, Safety, and Nutrition Students learn how to maintain safe and healthy learning environments, recognize and report abuse and neglect, respond to emergency care situations, prepare menus according to established nutritional guidelines and individual and cultural diversities, and assess the safety of an indoor and outdoor environment for all children. [S3, S7, S8] Review
Infants, Toddlers, and Twos Students learn the unique needs and rapid changes that occur in the first three years of life as well as the inter-related factors that influence early development. [S1, S3, S7, S8] Review