ERIC Number: ED180631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Blocks in the Early Childhood Program: Arizona HSST/CDA Competency Based Training Module #18.
This Child Development Associate (CDA) training module shows interns how to make the most of children's interest in playing with blocks. Objectives are stipulated, activities for achieving each objective are suggested, and an assessment checklist is provided. A study guide emphasizes (1) values of block play, (2) physical space for block building activities, (3) shelving and storage, (4) selecting blocks and accessories, (5) scheduling play activities, (6) the proper care of blocks, limits for block play and responsibility for the block corner, (7) teaching techniques, and (8) observing and evaluating block activities in the classroom. Resources for further study are listed and elements of a basic set of blocks for a group of 15-20 children are indicated. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Competency Based Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Play, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Teachers, Teaching Methods, Training
Arizona/Nevada CDA, P.O. Box 337, Sacaton, AZ 85247 ($0.33 per module)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pinal County Community Coll. District, Coolidge, AZ. AZona/Nevada Child Development Associates.
Identifiers: Block Play; CDA; Child Development Associate
Note: For other modules in this series, see PS 011 100-128