STANDARD 4: Using Developmentally Effective Approaches to Connect with Children and Families
Students prepared in early childhood degree programs understand that teaching and learning with young children is a complex enterprise, and its details vary depending on children's ages, characteristics, and the settings within which teaching and learning occur. They understand and use positive relationships and supportive interactions as the foundation for their work with young children and families. Students know, understand, and 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.
4a. Understanding positive relationships and supportive interactions as the foundation of their work with children
4b. Knowing and understanding effective strategies and tools for early education
4c. Using a broad repertoire of developmentally appropriate teaching/learning approaches
4d. Reflecting on their own practice to promote positive outcomes for each child