Child-Centered Learning – A Discussion of Emergent Curriculum


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Building the foundation of learning skills in early childhood sets kids up for success in the elementary ages.  Child development research says that young children are always learning.  In this conversation with Stacy Benge, we’ll discover the difference in traditional and emergent curriculum and talk through some practical steps for planning activities and materials in a more child-centered way.
Core Competencies: Learning Environments, Planning Framework, Curriculum and Standards (3.1) Licensing Standards: 746.1309 (b.1,3) Child growth & development; Age-appropriate curriculum
Stacy Benge – Stacy Benge is an early childhood speaker who approaches learning in the early years with practicality and common sense. In addition to holding a Master of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies, Stacy spent 10 years in the early childhood classroom teaching children ages birth to five. The last 20 years, Stacy has enjoyed sharing her passion for child development with fellow early learning professionals by designing and presenting continuing education courses and seminars. In 2015, Stacy was awarded the Phyllis Jack Moore Professional Development Award that recognizes excellence in professional development in the early education community. Stacy Benge is a Master Level Trainer #1581 on the Texas Trainer Registry.
(Trainer Criteria (a.5) of Minimum Standard 746.1317)