SKILLS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD Assignment – Handbook

SKILLS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD Assignment – Handbook
CLASS: SKILLS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS

Assignment:

In teams, compose a research-based essay and a handbook focusing on planning an indoor physical environment and the creation of developmentally appropriate early
childhood centers. This essay must be in APA format with a minimum of five (5) professional references.

Part 1: Essay

In your essay, provide a comprehensive explanation of:

Address basic issues related to planning an indoor environment for young children.
Learn about the typical centers found in early childhood settings.
Develop an understanding of indoor environments for infants and toddlers.
Read about preschool settings and how they are organized.
Study the physical organization needed for developmentally appropriate primary classrooms.
Your essay should be 1250 words and should include at least five (5) citations. The sections should be clearly marked with headings so that your instructor knows which
points you are addressing. Follow the guidelines for APA writing style. The title page and references page do not count towards the minimum word amount for this
assignment.

Part 2: Handbook

Create a research-based handbook for teachers that explains the how to’s of using centers-based learning and at least 10 developmentally-appropriate learning centers
with complete description of: What the learning focus is for each, what children will be expected to do at each center, the value of each. Include pictures with
captions and ensure that this is helpful tool that will help teachers to implement centers in their own classrooms.

At least two (2) references must be included on this handbook, which should be 1250-1500 words in length.

Agreement Sheet for Group Project Roles

In this section, each team member should identify which role they will take to help the team complete the assigned task successfully and collaboratively. You will
receive a group grade for this project. The group grade on this assignment will make up 80% of your individual grade for this assignment.

TEAM MEMBER’S NAME ROLE EXPECTATIONS OF THIS ROLE

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Rating of Group Members

Each member of the team must contribute productively and fulfill the obligations associated with his/her role. Rate each of your team members from above, based on the
degree of their contribution to the successful completion of the group project. This information will be confidential and only known by your instructor. Based on the
feedback of the rating by group members, 20% of your individual grade will be dependent on the rating by your team members as low (1), medium (3), or high (5) in terms
of their contributions to the team and their fulfillment of the team agreement above.

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