Course Overview

This course is designed to prepare providers and stakeholders with early childhood knowledge, skills, and intervention strategies related to family gathering and observing developmental information about young children during the early intervention process. Both proactive and preventative measures for evaluating development will be addressed within the context of adopting a relational approach to family collaboration. This includes learning about developmental deviation, culture, normative misbehavior, and developmental milestones. Ways to collect observable and meaningful data will be emphasized using various methods (e.g., ABC chart, duration, frequency, pattern detection).

What You'll Learn

Course participants will:

  • evaluate initial observations of young children’s development
  • develop skills for documenting and gathering developmental information about young children
  • understand the importance of linking observations to assessment and goal development in early intervention

Who Should Attend

  • Early childhood educators
  • Early childhood education stakeholders
  • Early intervention providers
  • Home visiting providers
  • Family service coordinators

Additional Information

Participants must receive an 80% or better on all knowledge checks to receive a Certificate of Completion.

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This course is offered through UNM College of Education & Human Sciences.

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