STANDARD 1: Promoting Child Development and Learning
Students prepared in early childhood degree programs are grounded in a child development knowledge base. They use their understanding of young children's characteristics and needs and of the multiple interacting influences on children's development and learning to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for each child.
1a. Knowing and understanding young children's characteristics and needs
1b. Knowing and understanding the multiple influences on development and learning
1c. Using developmental knowledge to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments