An effective early childhood education program meets principles of developmentally appropriate practices that are based on current knowledge about child development and learning. The curriculum selected and the delivery methods used are critical to the overall development and learning of the child. Curricula can be adapted to meet the needs of all children, including those with special needs. Learning experiences are embedded in all parts of the curriculum, including unplanned experiences, or teachable moments, that occur in a classroom each day. An effective curriculum should include all of the experiences that a child has at school or in a program.
This page contains documents that provide information specific to curriculum and instruction. The documents include planning documents, position papers, power point presentations, meeting handouts, and technical assistance papers.
This page contains a list of web links to sites that provide information specific to curriculum and instruction. A summary of the information available on the site is given.
This page contains a list of references that are specific to curriculum and instruction. The references include books, handbooks, and articles from professional journals.
The TATS eUpdates listed here are intended to provide current information related to best practices or trends in the education of young children with special needs in the area of curriculum and instruction.
This page contains recordings of webinars held for the Curriculum & Instruction Community of Practice.