- About Me...
- NAEYC Standard 1
- NAEYC Standard 2
- Showcase Artifact - Classroom Newsletter
- 2a. Knowing about and understanding diverse family and community characteristics...
- 2b. Supporting and empowering families and communities through respectful, reciprocal relationships...
- 2c. Involving families and communities in their children’s development and learning
- NAEYC Standard 3
- Showcase Artifact - Child Case Study
- 3a. Understanding the goals, benefits, and uses of assessment.
- 3b. Knowing about and using observation, documentation, and other appropriate assessment tools and approaches.
- 3c. Understanding and practicing responsible assessment to promote positive outcomes for each child.
- 3d. Knowing about assessment partnerships with families and other professionals.
- NAEYC Standard 4
- Standard 4 - Showcase Artifact - Student Conference
- 4a. Understanding positive relationships and supportive interactions as the foundation of their work with children.
- 4b. Knowing and understanding effective strategies and tools for early education.
- 4c. Using a broad repertoire of developmentally appropriate teaching /learning approaches.
- 4d. Reflecting on their own practice to promote positive outcomes for each child.
- NAEYC Standard 5
- Showcase Artifact - Pre-K Weekly Planner
- 5a. Understanding content knowledge and resources in academic disciplines.
- 5b. Knowing and using the central concepts, inquire tools, and structores of content areas or academic disciplines.
- 5c. Using their own knowledge, appropriate early learning standards, and other resources to design, implement, and evaluate meaningful, challenging curricula for each child.
- NAEYC Standard 6
- Showcase Artifact - NAEYC Commitment Statement
- 6a. Identifying and involving oneself with the early childhood field.
- 6b. Knowing about upholding ethical standards and other professional guidelines.
- 6c. Engaging in continuous, collaborative learning to inform practice.
- 6d. Integrating knowledgeable, reflective and critical perspectives on early education.
- 6e. Engaging in informed advocacy for children and the profession.
- Course Descriptions for AAS
- Sara Pollaro Personal Philosophy Statement
- Adademic Awards/ Other Awards/cifications
- AZ State Child Care-Required Documents
NAEYC Professional Standard 6:
As a professional I understand that...
Children benefit most when their teachers have high levels of formal education and specialized early
childhood professional preparation. I also feel that teachers who have specific preparation, knowledge, and skills in child development and early childhood education are more likely to engage in warm, positive interactions with children, offer better language/literature experiences, and high-quality learning environments.
I have found that when there are ample opportunities for teaching staff to receive supportive supervision, they are more willing to participate in ongoing professional development ensure that their knowledge and skills reflect the profession's changing knowledge base.