AY 2011-2012 Student Learning Outcomes
1. Candidates will create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for each child, using their knowledge of young children’s characteristics, needs and the impact of multiple, interacting influences on children’s development and learning.
2. Candidates will be able to apply to knowledge and demonstrate they value the important and complex characteristics of children’s families and communities by creating respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families and to involve all families in their children’s development and learning.
3. Candidates will demonstrate knowledge of the goals, benefits and uses of assessment by using systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies in a responsible way, in partnership with families and other professionals, to positively influence the development of every child.
4. Candidates will use a wide array of developmentally appropriate approaches, instructional strategies, and tools to connect with children and families and positively influence each child’s development and learning.
5. Candidates will design, implement, and evaluate meaningful, challenging curricula that promote comprehensive developmental and learning outcomes for every young child; utilizing the essential concepts, inquiry tools, and structure of content areas and identifying resources to deepen their understanding.
6. Candidates will advocate for sound educational practices and policies in line with educational standards for early childhood practice (ethical guidelines, educational and policy advocacy, reflective and critical perspectives, and integration of knowledge to inform practice and decisions).