[R-0111] S8. Ethical Practice

Citation: Catlett, C., & Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (2013). Connecting the smallest dots: Resources and practices to support each infant and toddler. Webpage. Available from http://www.fpg.unc.edu/presentations/connecting-smallest-dots-resources-and-practices-support-each-infant-and-toddler [or enter “Connecting the smallest dots: Resources and practices to support each infant and toddler” in your search window].

Abstract: This webpage offers links to presentations and handouts to support the learning and professional development needs of educators in inclusive early childhood settings.

Integration: The content in this comprehensive resource fits well with content presented in early childhood courses Child Development; Child Guidance; Infants, Toddlers and Twos; Introduction to Early Childhood Education; Language and Literacy Experiences and Social-Emotional Development.

Content Focus: Access; Adaptations; Assessment; Assistive Technology (AT); Child Development; Child Guidance; Cultural and Linguistic Congruency; Diversity; Dual Language Learners; Early Childhood Inclusion; Early Development; Early Intervention; Embedded Instruction; Evidence-Based Practices; Families; Family Support; Infants, Toddlers and Twos; Language Development; Linguistic Issues; Literacy; Modifications; Multicultural Curriculum; Observation; Optimal Development; Participation; Partnering with Families; Peer Supports; Play; Professional Development; Scaffolding Strategies; Social-Emotional Development; Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Notes: Characteristics of a high-quality early childhood program addressed on this webpage include using evidence-based practices to improve quality, partnering with families to support infant-toddler well-being, ensuring cultural and linguistic congruence, becoming a skilled observer and objective describer of what you see, applying knowledge of early development to facilitate optimal development, intentionally promoting social-emotional development, intentionally promoting language development, and promoting play as a vehicle for learning. Have each student chose one of these characteristics and after reviewing the resources presented in the handout linked to this webpage, create a presentation providing information on how they will apply skills and information they have learned.