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Core Competency #5 Learning Environments and Implementing Curriculum

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3. Creating the learning environment (check your current knowledge and skill level). *This question is required.
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I guide others to ensure the creation, implementation, and evaluation of learning that supports individual exploration, discovery, abilities, and stimulation. (2-A). *This question is required
I utilize a broad array of rich materials in the learning environment that are responsive to individual children and youth interests and needs, beyond materials related to culture and diversity. (3-I).
I identify and provide a broad array of materials that are developmentally appropriate and represent children, youth, and families in the program and community. (3-M).
I recognize and support individual exploration, discovery, abilities, and stimulation in the learning environment. (2-I). *This question is required
I guide and assure that the program immerses children and youth in a rich learning environment. (3-A).
I design and implement a learning environment that supports individual exploration, discovery, abilities, and stimulation. (2-M). *This question is required
I design, create, and adapt a learning environment that is accessible and inclusive of individual needs and interests. (1-M). *This question is required
I guide others to ensure the creation, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of accessible and inclusive program environments. (1-A). *This question is required
I understand the importance of and maintain a learning environment that meets the needs of the wide range of abilities and interests of individual children and youth. (1-I). *This question is required
4. Curriculum (check your current knowledge and skill level.) *This question is required.
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I promote children’s and youth’s language and literacy development by using a variety of developmentally appropriate materials that reflect the diversity of individuals and groups of children and youth. (9-I). *This question is required
I develop, implement, and evaluate curriculum and instruction appropriate for the age and developmental level of the children and youth in the program. (5-M). *This question is required
I ensure appropriate resources and guidance are available to staff to implement components of IEP’s and IFSP’s. (7-A). *This question is required
I apply knowledge to plan activities that are developmentally appropriate, engaging, and hands on for the ages of children and youth, in all areas of math, science and social studies, and the arts. (8-M). *This question is required
I create balanced and comprehensive curriculum approaches that are developmentally appropriate and promote the inclusion of all children and youth. (6-M). *This question is required
I guide staff and assure that the program immerses children and youth in a language and literacy learning environment. (9-A). *This question is required
I guide and assure staff in creating learning experiences which promote optimal physical, mental, nutritional, and oral health. (10-A). *This question is required
I implement program practices that promote optimal physical, mental, nutritional, and oral health for all children and youth. (10-I). *This question is required
I guide staff on how to design and implement developmentally appropriate, engaging, and hands on activities for the ages of children and youth served in all curriculum areas including math, science and social studies, and the arts. (8-A). *This question is required
I integrate activities and strategies from IEP’s or IFSP’s into program curriculum. (7-M). *This question is required
I identify and address needs of children and youth with disabilities including implementation of IEP’s or IFSP’s. (7-M). *This question is required
I guide staff, using research based knowledge to differentiate instruction to address and accommodate individual children’s strengths and abilities across developmental domains. (6-A). *This question is required
I ensure that appropriate staff have access to children and youth’s IEP’s and IFSP’s as necessary. (7-A). *This question is required
I promote inclusion of all children and youth with special learning needs. (7-M). *This question is required
I guide staff in providing curriculum and instruction that address developmental domains across all content areas. (5-A). *This question is required
I know which children and youth have Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs) or Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs) and am aware of the contents and implement components with appropriate guidance. (7-I). *This question is required
I carry out planned learning experiences to support curriculum that is individualized and developmentally appropriate for all children and youth, including indoor and outdoor activities, and transitions. (6-I). *This question is required
I implement developmentally appropriate engaging, hands-on curriculum that covers all developmental domains. (8-I). *This question is required
I plan and implement learning experiences that promotes optimal physical, mental, nutritional, and oral health. (10-M). *This question is required
I use knowledge of children’s and youth’s language and literacy development to design learning experiences that are developmentally appropriate. (9-M). *This question is required
I understand that schedules, indoor and outdoor activities, routines, and transitions need to be appropriate for children and youths ages, abilities, individual and families needs. (5-I). *This question is required
You have completed the Self-Assessment for Core Competency Area 5 - Learning Environments and Implementing Curriculum

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