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Expanding Opportunities to Support Young Learners

Course #: 02-584

Price: $8.00

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  • IACET: 0.2 CEUs
  • All Other Organizations: 2.00 Hours
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Course Description

Course Description

High-quality early learning is a critical component of educational success, and a necessary means to address equity, eliminate disparities in student achievement, and support students’ overall well-being.  This continuing education course, developed using information from the U.S. Department of Education, addresses the need to promote effective preschool education that is followed by strong kindergarten through third grade programs, and education that prepares students graduating from high school to succeed in college and careers.  Strategies to expand access to high-quality early learning, to encourage alignment and collaboration from birth through third grade, and to support educators in meeting these goals are presented.

Course Objectives

1. Discuss research findings that demonstrate the benefits of high-quality early in promoting healthy social-emotional development and helping to build a strong academic foundation.

2. Explore strategies to expand access to high-quality early learning at the state and federal level.

3. Evaluate programs designed to assist special populations such as children who are homeless, those with disabilities, in foster care, migratory, or English learners, as well as other underrepresented groups.

4. Summarize efforts to ensure coordination between early childhood education programs and the K-12 system.

5. Outline ways to develop early educators’ skills and knowledge so that they may ensure that children entering kindergarten are prepared and are able to sustain gains from preschool experiences.

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Course Date: 2017-01-03

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