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Core Competency #1 - Understanding the Growth and Development of Children and Youth

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3. General principles of development (check your current knowledge and skill level). *This question is required.
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I recognize stages of development. | 1-I *This question is required
I explain theories of development to families and others. | 1-A) *This question is required
I recognize factors that influence child growth and development | 2-I) *This question is required
I know how to modify the curriculum/environment based on children's individual development | 2-M) *This question is required
I can explain the theories of development. | 1-M) *This question is required
I can assess curriculum, learning activites and environments to support development of each child and youth, including diverse learners. | 2-A) *This question is required
4. Physical development (check your current knowledge and skill level.) *This question is required.
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I can plan activities for individual children's gross motor development. (4-M) *This question is required
I make modifications and adaptations to encourage each child and youth to participate in gross and fine motor activities. (3-M) *This question is required
I can explain gross motor development. (4-I) *This question is required
I guide staff in development, evaluation and ongoing modification of learning experiences that encourages gross and fine motor development that meets the physical growth and development of each child and youth. (3-A) *This question is required
I can explain fine motor development. (4-I) *This question is required
I can plan activities for individual children's fine motor development. (4-M) *This question is required
I can assess the effectiveness of the activities planned to enhance individual children's fine motor development. (4-A) *This question is required
I can assess the effectiveness of the activities planned to enhance individual children's gross motor development. (4-A) *This question is required
I encourage each child to particapate in gross and fine motor activities according to their individual interessts and abilities. (3-I) *This question is required
5. Sensory development including sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste (check your current knowledge and skill level) *This question is required.
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I make changes in activities to address sensory development needs of individual children (6-M) *This question is required
I encourage participating in activities according to individual's interests and abilities (6-I) *This question is required
I support staff in making changes in activities to encourage each child and youth to participate according to their interests and abilities. (6-A) *This question is required
I can identify concerns and make referrals when necessary regarding sensory integration issues. (5-M) *This question is required
I can modify learning activities to stimulate sensory development. (5-M) *This question is required
I recognize variations in sensory development. ( 5-I) *This question is required
I can assess the programs ability to modify curriculum and learning activities to support sensory issues. (5-A) *This question is required
6. Language development (check your current knowledge and skill level) *This question is required.
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I can explain typical language development, both receptive and expressive. | (7-I) *This question is required
I plan curriculum and activities to promote language development of each child and youth. | (7-M) *This question is required
I stay current in the theory and research regarding language development. | (7-A) *This question is required
I support staff to implement learning activities that promote language development of each child. | (7-A) *This question is required
I use active listening skills and read non-verbal cues of children and youth. | (8-I) *This question is required
I can change activities to accommodate language development needs of each child and youth. | (8-M) *This question is required
I support staff in the implementation of learning activities sand modifications that enhance communications and foster language development.| (8-A) *This question is required
I know how culture influences language development. | (9-I) *This question is required
I identify children and youth who are English language learners. | (9-I) *This question is required
I support an environment with linguist and cultural differences are respected. | (9-M) *This question is required
I support staff to develop strategies to support limited English proficient learners to enhance language acquisition of each child, youth, and family.| (9-A) *This question is required
7. Cognitive development (check your current level of knowledge and skills). *This question is required.
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I implement activities to support project-based and age appropriate experiences to foster cognitive development in each individual. (11-M) *This question is required
I can asses staff ability to implement curriculum, activities and environments that are conductive to cognitive development. (11-A) *This question is required
I develop learning activities based on individual experience, interests, pace of development, strengths, and abilities. (10-M) *This question is required
I can explain the value of project based experiences. (11-I) *This question is required
I support staff in the development of learning experiences and activities to promote cognitive development and its impact across developmental domains. (10-A) *This question is required
I can explain developmental milestones and variations in cognitive development in children and youth. (10-I) *This question is required
8. Social-emotional development (check your current knowledge and skill level) *This question is required.
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I implement pro-social strategies to promote cooperative social behavior based on individual as well as group needs (18-M). *This question is required
I can identify realistic expectations for each child and youth's social-emotional development (18-I). *This question is required
I provide guidance to staff on appropriate expectations for each child and youth; and the affect of the environment of social-emotional development (18-A). *This question is required
I develop strategies to encourage and promote self regulation and self concept (17-M). *This question is required
I model meaningful interactions and relationships among children, youth and adults (18-I). *This question is required
I provide learning experience and environments to promote development of positive social-emotional skills (17-M). *This question is required
I apply research on best practices that acknowledge the importance of social-emotional development and the impact on other domains (17-A). *This question is required
I can explain the importance of supporting each child's emotional development including self regulation and self concept (17-I). *This question is required
9. Individual differences in development (check your current knowledge and skill level) *This question is required.
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I can explain each child individual characteristics and needs based on development , temperament, culture, language, learning style, ability, gender and experience. (12-I) *This question is required
I create learning environments that are inclusive and respectful of each child and youth's individual's strengths, and abilities. (12-M) *This question is required
I guide and support staff in implementing an inclusive environment for all children and youth. (12-A) *This question is required
I assess effectiveness of medications and accommodations and recommend changes changes in collaboration with other staff. (12-A) *This question is required
I recognize typically developing characteristics as well as signs of possible delays, disabilities or special needs. (13-I) *This question is required
I can explain the effects of delays and disabilities on development. (13-M) *This question is required
I can plan activities and environments to support children with delays and disabilities. (13-M) *This question is required
I can identify resources and services in community to support children and youth. (13-M) *This question is required
I can guide families and staff in identify resources and services in the community to support the development of each child and youth. (13-A) *This question is required
You have completed the Self-Assessment for Core Competency Area 1 - Understanding the Growth and Development of Children and Youth.

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