[R-0503] S2. Instructional Strategies

Citation: The Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center. (2012-2017). RP Products by Type: Practice Guides for Practitioners. Webpage. Retrieved from: http://ectacenter.org/decrp/type-pgpractitioner.asp [or enter ECTA Center Practice Guides for Practitionersin your search window].

Abstract: This webpage provides information and links to videos that help increase parent, practitioner and leader understanding and use of the Division of Early Childhood (DEC) Recommended Practices. Resources including guides and videos are organized under the DEC topic areas Leadership, Assessment, Environment, Instruction, Interaction, and Transition.

Integration: The information and links presented at this webpage provide a foundation for all course content and should be included in the first course each student takes in their early childhood program.

Content Focus: Assessment; Authentic Child Assessment; Child Development; Child, Family and Community; Child-Initiated Activities; Embedded Instruction; Environment; Evidence-Based Practices; Exercise; Exploration; Family-Building Practices; Instruction; Interaction; Introduction to Early Childhood Education; Movement; Naturalistic Instruction Practices; Parent Rights; Peer Interaction; Play; Shared Reading; Social Communication; Social Emotional Skills; Strengths-Based Practices; Systematic Instruction Practices; Transition from Hospital to Home

Notes: Introduce the DEC Recommended Practices with Embedded Examples before using this webpage so that students understand their scope and how they are organized. Once students review the guides and videos at this site, have them collaborate with a class member to plan a professional development for early childhood teachers using a practice guide and video.