For Early Care and Education Professionals. Core content areas include:
Understand how children acquire language and creative expression and develop physically, cognitively, and socially.
Establish an environment that provides learning experiences that meet each child's needs, capabilities, and interests.
Observe and assess what children know and can do in order to provide curriculum that meets their developmental and learning needs.
Work collaboratively with families and agencies/organizations to meet children's needs and to encourage the community's involvement with early care and education.
Establish and maintain an environment that ensures children's healthy development, safety, and nourishment.
Establish supportive relationships with children and guide them as individuals and as a part of a group.
Establish, implement, and evaluate an early care and education program.
Serve children and families in a professional manner and participate in the community as a representative of early childhood care and education.