Influenced by The California Early Childhood Curriculum Alignment Project (CAP), and in consideration of credentialed teachers working with children in Transitional Kindergarten (TK), this course will focus on developmentally appropriate curricula and environments for early childhood education. Students will build upon their knowledge of children’s development and theories of learning, using The California Preschool Learning Foundations. Considering various models of developmentally appropriate practice, students will use The California Preschool Curriculum Framework to plan for learning in all content areas. The California Foundations and Frameworks will be used to support the teachers' planning of environments and curriculum indoors, outdoors, and in various domains.
Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for invited educators in San Diego County, that have a current California multiple subject teaching credential, and who are currently teaching or intend to teach Transitional Kindergarten. Those who are currently teaching or intend to teach Transitional Kindergarten, but do not have knowledge, experience, and/or enough coursework to meet the newly established requirements to teach Transitional Kindergarten, would benefit most from this course. The ideal student for this course would have  knowledge of education and pedagogy,  experience in the K-12 sector, and  need additional coursework in child development and/or early childhood education.
Enrollment Requirement: Be prepared to provide the 5-digit code sent with your SDCOE invitation during enrollment. If you feel that you are eligible for this program and did not receive the code, please contact the San Diego County Office of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org to proceed with your enrollment. Participants that are not eligible for enrollment, will be dropped from the course and refunded, less a $25 processing fee.
Third Party Payments: USD will accept purchase orders or district credit card payments at the time of enrollment, please contact program coordinator at email@example.com to set up third party payment of an individual enrollment or group enrollments.
EDC-X724U, Early Development, Principles, and Practices
Students enrolling in this course must have a bachelor's degree and California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
Once you have enrolled for credit for this course, log in to your account to access the course SDCOE Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the your online course through SDCOE's online platform.
Course Dates: February 26 – April 29, 2023
Format: Virtual, through Canvas and through Zoom (both synchronous and asynchronous learning)
Week 1: February 26 – March 4
Week 2: March 5 – 11 (Live via Zoom Wednesday, March 8, 4:00-5:00pm PT)
Week 3: March 12 – 18
Week 4: March 19 – 25 (Live via Zoom Wednesday, March 22, 4:00-5:00pm PT)
Week 5: March 26 – April 1
Week 6: April 2 – 8 (Live via Zoom Wednesday, April 5, 4:00-5:00pm PT)
Week 7: April 9 – 15
Week 8: April 16 – 22 (Live via Zoom Wednesday, April 19, 4:00-5:00pm PT)
Week 9: April 23 – 29
Audience: Multiple subject credentialed teachers and planning to teach Transitional Kindergarten
Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.
Enrollment Open Through: August 20, 2022 (11:59pm PT)
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