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Early Childhood Education Vocab

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1. An assessment/observation tool used to show mastery of a list of items.

2. A collection that has examples of your best work.

3. A person with a position that requires at least a degree from a four-year college or technical school in a particular area of study.

4. Is the action involving the large muscles of the body - as in walking - running or swimming

5. Growth that occurs over a period of time

6. How children develop skills such as concentration - and the ability to learn - understand - recognize and reason.

7. A learning experience that is spur of the moment - could be teachable moments -unplanned events.

8. Keeping sensitive personal information of others private.

9. Actions used by an adult to help children develop self control

10. To recommend - advise a plan or an action.

11. Type of guidance technique used to change child's behavior by offering another choice of an activity.

12. Differences among others.

13. Extreme allergic reaction

14. Type of abuse affecting a childs self-concept through words or actions

15. Are located at secondary or postsecondary institutions - used to train future teachers.

16. Child between infancy and childhood it usually begins between the ages of 1 to 3 years old

17. A map that outlines major concepts and ideas related to a theme.

18. Before or after school care for children ages five-to-ten-year-old children

19. Expression of approval.

20. Nonverbal actions expressed usually unconsciously by an individual including but not limited to facial expressions or gestures.

21. How information moves from one neuron to another

22. The number of adults who must be in the classroom with the children

23. When someone demonstrates how to appropriately complete a task - action or behavior.

24. Guarantees a child's records may only be released to parent or guardian

25. Breathing disorder that may cause labored breathing - coughing and wheezing

26. Theorist believed that experiences in childhood influence your entire life.

27. The evaluation of a program that has been evaluated by an external body to meet certain standards of quality.

28. (Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale)an evaluation used for learning activities for programs working with children birth to 2 years. Things that are evaluated are: eye-hand coordination - art - blocks - active physical play - music & movement -

29. Used by the teacher to keep track of a variety of children's behavior also known as participation chart.

30. A statement that gives the purpose of the organization.

31. School program that offers students the opportunity for on-the-job learning.

32. 4 stages - studied his children's mental growth - sensorimotor.

33. Communication of one's ideas - desires - or intentions to others - usually through speech - printed words or signing

34. Listening - then repeating what was said.

35. Written plan showing specific actions and activities used to meet planned goals

36. Allow children to go to their homes after school and receive calls from caregivers to be sure there are no problems

37. A natural talent or potential for learning a skill.

38. A child's apprehension associated with separation from a parent or other caregiver

39. Public and private elementary schools enrolled children in half day or full day programs to prepare children for elementary school

40. A list of characteristics or skills considered normal for children in a certain age group.

41. Order of new movements - which depends on brain and nerve development.

42. Developing from head to toe

43. 'theory of Multiple Intelligence emphasizes that there are different kinds of intelligence used by the human brain - one being Bodily/Kinesthetic intellegence.'

44. 'Permission granted by an agency of government to an individual to engage in a given profession or occupation - once an applicant has met qualifications standards.'

45. A degree earned after successfully completing a four year course of study at a university.

46. Equipment - activities and guidance matched to the developmental characteristics and needs of each age group.

47. Form of child abuse in which the child may be deprived of proper diet - medical care - shelter and/or clothing

48. Common traits/skills that helps you relate to others.

49. Summary of a persons qualification - skills - and job experiences.

50. Most visible type of abuse such as bites - burns - bruises - broken bones or other unexplainable non-accidental injuries