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Module 7: Supporting Children's Development and Learning

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Supporting children’s development and learning is at the heart of why early childhood programs exist. In this module, you’ll learn about the interactive environment, how to ensure continuity of care, and the advantages and disadvantages of different grouping and staffing patterns. You’ll then examine the many facets of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) and the role of play in early childhood programming. Finally you’ll learn how to design and implement curriculum and the importance of observation and assessment in achieving program goals.


After completing Supporting Children's Development and Learning, you will be able to:

  • Create a warm, responsive, and caring interactive environment to support children’s development and learning 
  • List the components of developmentally appropriate practice and describe the role of play in curriculum 
  • Design effective curriculum 
  • Examine the purposes of and strategies for observation and assessment 
  • Connect assessment and curriculum to produce meaningful program outcomes   
  • Identify the role of an intentional teacher in implementing curriculum and assessment
Additional Information

You have 90 days to complete the module, beginning the day you purchase the module.