Early childhood: 4 years – 8 years
Scenario: You are in the process of preparing your learning environment for a new set of children.
To help families and children have a successful transition into your classroom, you have decided to
put together a resource guide to give to families. This guide will serve as a resource that your
families will use throughout the year to help them have a better understanding of who you are as a
professional, how you will create a positive learning environment, the resources they have available
to them, and why you believe a strong home-school connection is important.
Based on your chosen age range, include the following in your Family Resource Guide:
Please dont worry about the personal bio part.
Section 2: Importance of Early Learning
Explain the important role that high quality care can have on a child’s overall growth and
Identify two key theories of child development (e.g., Gardner, Vygotsky, Piaget, Skinner,
Bronfenbrenner, etc.) that resonate with you as an early childhood professional.
Describe each theory and its connection to Developmentally Appropriate Practice within the
Review your Developmental Theory: Your Toolbox discussion post from Week 2 to help you
complete this section
Discuss at least one way in which you differentiate learning experiences based on typical
development, atypical development, and culture.
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