In this module, Family Childcare Providers will learn about how the expression of ideas that start in infancy build and transform from spoken to written language. We watch how gestures, play with rhymes and songs as well as books and drawing materials pave the way for reading and writing a few short years away.

In this module, Family Childcare Providers will learn about how the expression of ideas that start in infancy build and transform from spoken to written language. We watch how gestures, play with rhymes and songs as well as books and drawing materials pave the way for reading and writing a few short years away.

In this module, explore big ideas of early math and think about how adults can engage preschoolers in the math all around them.

 

In this module, explore precursor math concepts and find out how adults can build on babies’ innate mathematical thinking so that they are ready to learn about sets and numbers.

 

In this module family child care providers will explore the idea of open-ended materials and the ways that children can learn and develop across social and emotional, physical, and cognitive domains through play and exploration. Intentional planning and scaffolding are emphasized as essential in supporting children’s growth and learning through materials. Resources for organizing and planning open-ended materials explorations in a family child care program are provided in the module.

 

Family child care environments can and should support a provider’s work with young children. The materials within the environments can lead children’s learning and invite both children and families to feel welcomed in the home. This module is an introduction to thinking about how to create and choose materials that support an inclusive approach and offer children ways to learn about diverse groups as well as seeing themselves reflected in the program.

 

This module will introduce the idea of appropriate technology use for young children and explore ways it can be integrated into the family childcare home in developmentally appropriate ways. Strategies on how to manage children’s technology use and ways to communicate with families about technology will be shared.

Crear un ambiente apropiado para el desarrollo que toma en cuento las necesidades de sus niños y familias puede ser difícil. Esto se puede complicar cuando uno atenta ser respetuoso, vigente, y representar a otros en términos de cultura. En este módulo, vamos a compartir ideas de como aceptar un ambiente que es vigente a cultura y anti-prejuicio.

 

Please Note: Your progress through the modules are logged. If you are completing a module in much less time than approved by Gateways or skipping content you may not receive credit for this module.

 

 

 

This module will review the guidelines for developmentally appropriate technology use and how to choose high quality technology tools. Included are ideas and resources for both low and high tech tools that can be used to enhance children’s experiences.  Ways to manage children’s technology use and strategies to include and communicate with families about technology use will be shared. Please Note: Your progress through the modules are logged. If you are completing a module in much less time than approved by Gateways or skipping content you may not receive credit for this module.

This module reviews concepts from other modules in the environment series. Stories of both small and big changes from family child care providers will be shared to show the impact of making changes in your environment.  Providers will be invited to consider changes they might make in their own environments.

Please Note: Your progress through the modules are logged. If you are completing a module in much less time than approved by Gateways or skipping content you may not receive credit for this module.