• instructional coherence: the experience learners have when messages that come from different sources (families and educators, for example) are the same or build on each other
  • cognitive development: the process of knowing, thinking, reasoning, and remembering
  • language development: the process of developing language skills to understand and engage in conversation
  • self-regulate: the ability to regulate or control one’s emotions, thoughts, and behavior
  • social development: the ability to use appropriate social skills to communicate and interact with others

Wrap Up

Now you're ready to implement the best practices you’ve learned with the children in your program. Complete the second half of the Self-Assessment to discover how much your skills may have improved.

Congratulations! Whether your progress was subtle or dramatic, you've undoubtedly increased your understanding and strengthened your skills. But this is just the beginning—there are many ways to improve and support your children’s learning experience. Look for more informative self-paced tutorials in the Professional Development section of this website.

For a summary of best practices, download the Best Practices (PDF). To see the standards this module correlates to, download the Standards (PDF).

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