Top Early Childhood Special Educator Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Early Childhood Special Educator. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Early Childhood Special Educator resumes they appeared on. For example, 13.4% of Early Childhood Special Educator resumes contained Classroom Management as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Early Childhood Special Educator actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Early Childhood Special Educator resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Classroom Management

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Here's how Classroom Management is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Praised for excellent classroom management with the implementation of innovative strategies that result in self-disciplined and self-motivated children.
  • Utilized effective classroom management skills to maintain positive learning environment.
  • Developed and implemented Classroom Management techniques and documentation.
  • Monitored room arrangements and schedules as required to maintain classroom management that is effective for learning.
  • Handled multifaceted tasks (e.g., marketing, administrative and classroom management).
  • Assisted in curriculum development, 1:1 tutoring, and classroom management.
  • Administered successful proactive classroom management, which has resulted in a safe child-friendly environment.
  • Lead Teacher Responsible for all lesson planning, differentiation, student referrals, classroom management, communication, and assessments.

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2. Appropriate Curriculum

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Here's how Appropriate Curriculum is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Planned and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum, maintain health and safety standards and establish effective partnerships with families.
  • Implemented an appropriate curriculum that reflected observations and assessments of children.
  • Collaborated and implemented developmentally-appropriate curriculum that addressed all learning styles.
  • Plan and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum for children ages 3-5
  • Implemented age-appropriate curriculum while producing evidence of learning.
  • Planned and implemented developmental age appropriate curriculum.
  • Collaborated with Lead Teacher to create new and exciting age-appropriate curriculum for children aged two through five.
  • Created and implemented age appropriate curriculum geared toward both the individual and group needs of the children.
  • Planned age appropriate curriculum in a variety of areas to support developmental needs.
  • Created a developmentally appropriate curriculum, with the use of an anti-bias approach.
  • Planned, created and implementeddevelopmentally appropriate curriculum that addressed all learning styles.
  • Created and implemented developmentally-appropriate curriculum that addressed alllearning styles.
  • Develop weekly plans and implement age appropriate curriculum to nurture and stimulate alldomains of children's development.

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3. Lesson Plans

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Here's how Lesson Plans is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Collaborated with colleagues to coordinate events, develop and review lesson plans and participated in related staff-activities.
  • Develop and implement differentiated lesson plans to meet student's individual goals and developmentally appropriate academic skills.
  • Created and developed lesson plans; delivered curriculum through lectures, interactive activities and exploration games.
  • Facilitate staff development on appropriate classroom strategies, interactions with students and implementation of lesson plans.
  • Maintained weekly lesson plans and activities that encourage age-appropriate, social and behavioral development and skills.
  • Created engaging, developmentally appropriate lesson plans that included individualization for children with special needs.
  • Developed and executed multiple detailed lesson plans; successfully encouraging children to learn.
  • Developed lesson plans based upon Individualized Education Plan goals and objectives.
  • Develop and maintain age-appropriate lesson plans and program materials.
  • Followed daily lesson plans with academic and functional curriculum.
  • Designed and implemented developmentally appropriate emergent curriculum lesson plans.
  • Encouraged independence by creating lesson plans and stimulating activities.
  • Worked in infant room * Worked in 3-5 year old room * Developed lesson plans and weekly schedules for the classroom.
  • Designed and implemented age appropriate educational lesson plans suited for each of the three children, focusing on consistency and structure.
  • Create lesson plans and projects to foster confidence, curiosity, and problem solving appropriate for various developmental levels.
  • Write lesson plans and teach classes in guitar, singing, yoga, painting, creative writing and knitting.
  • Created lesson plans based on observations, class interests, and the Creative Curriculum's criteria of developmental steps.
  • Created age appropriate lesson plans and had meetings with parents to discuss their child's progress and development.
  • Created lesson plans that specifically addressed each student s goals and readiness for inclusion classrooms in the community.
  • Assist in developing and teaching lesson plans and activities for children ages 6 months to 8 years old.

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4. Childhood Educator

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Here's how Childhood Educator is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Employed as an Early Childhood Educator for the 3-4 and previously 2-3 year old classroom.
  • Supervised and worked with an assistant from 2010-2012.Early Childhood Educator
  • Work in classroom setting as early childhood educator at three different private schools as we moved from Pittsburg to Castro Valley.
  • Program for Collaborative Learning, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA Early Childhood Educator

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5. Special Needs

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Here's how Special Needs is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Developed and implemented behavior plans that extinguished multiple unwanted behaviors of students with special needs.
  • Planned individualized interventions for students with special needs and for advanced students.
  • Taught/consulted preschool children and their parents involving various special needs, including behavior, orthopedic needs, and language development
  • Serve as inclusion itinerant teacher for children with special needs in an early childhood center with typical developing children.
  • Served as mentor and trained special education paraprofessional with the STAR program which addresses children with autism special needs.
  • Provided families with individual visual supports to ease difficulties when working with children with special needs to attain skills.
  • Provide for the cultural, emotional and physical needs of children, special needs students and non-English speaking children.
  • Assisted as a para in the special needs group 2x a week which was held in my classroom.
  • Make connections between school, family and community to optimize social/emotional functioning for children with special needs.
  • Managed caseload ranging from 20 to 30 children with special needs with 20 home visits per week.
  • Program director made videos of me using specific interventions with a child with special needs.
  • Team taught in a birth to three-year-old classroom, including those with special needs.
  • Created accommodations and modifications to curriculum to meet the needs of special needs students.
  • Coordinated services for children with special needs and followed Head Start performance standards.
  • Provided home visits to children with special needs ages birth to three.
  • Provide home visits to parents and their children with special needs.
  • Worked in a team to positively support all special needs students.
  • Assisted with district wide testing to identify children with special needs.
  • Develop and implement individualized program plan for students with special needs.
  • Integrated students with special needs into the mainstream preschool program.

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6. OLD Children

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Here's how OLD Children is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Facilitate and scaffold children's learning in a developmentally appropriate, safe, nurturing and stimulating, hands-on environment.
  • Planned enriching play-based activities for four year old children to stimulate social, emotional, and cognitive growth.
  • Designed intellectually stimulating, fun, and age appropriate curriculum for three year old children.
  • Deliver ABA services individually to 3-5-year-old children who have been identified with autism.
  • Prepared weekly lesson plans and activities *Cared for 20 three-year-old children *Communicated openly with parents *Maintained a safe and healthy environment
  • Develop and implement a developmentally appropriate preschool program curriculum for four and/or five year old children.

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7. IEP

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Here's how IEP is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Offered indirect/consultation services to general early childhood education professionals in order to meet IEP objectives in natural environments.
  • Develop IEP objectives consistent with daily instruction as provided, based on developmentally appropriate activities.
  • Case Manager: Collected data, assessed skills, coordinated IEP meetings, wrote IEP's, and Progress Notes.
  • Worked with special-need students one-to-one and in the classroom as much as possible while implementing their IEP to the fullest.
  • Evaluated and assessed young children for the purpose of identifying children for special education services and progress monitoring IEP goals.
  • Coordinated a Multidisciplinary (MDT) IEP team, including scheduling team meetings, evaluations, and eligibility meetings.
  • Implement and act as teacher of record of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for students with disabilities.
  • Created and conducted lessons, according to IEPS, for children with disabilities in two inclusive preschool classrooms.
  • Provided individual assessment, IEP planning and education for children from 3 years to 11 years of age.
  • Generated appropriate strategies to help students achieve high success in the least restrictive environments (IEP's).
  • Attended IEP meetings, ran weekly discussions pertaining to workshops, and conferences that enhance daily teaching.
  • Identify and facilitate IEP goals; case manager for IEP meetings with Special Education team and parents.
  • Maintained daily data as they pertain to IEP goals and objectives and assessed intervention success based on these
  • Conduct ongoing assessments to monitor each child's developmental progress in relation to IEP goals and objectives.
  • Manage IEP development process, monitoring and assessment in compliance with local, state and federal requirements.
  • Instructed and evaluated students while conferring with parents, IEP team, and administration.
  • Developed, planned and implemented daily lessons and Individualized Educational Plans (IEP).
  • Support families during the transition process to the school district and attend IEP meetings.
  • Coordinate IEP meetings and serve as case manager for students establishing educational goals.
  • Developed and implemented goals and objectives as part of the student's IEP.

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8. Class Activities

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Here's how Class Activities is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Obtain 100 percent of students participating in class activities
  • Managed a classroom Shutterfly account; took pictures of students during class activities and posted them throughout the year.
  • Assisted to prepared materials for class activities
  • Executed daily operations of class activities.
  • Planed, coordinated, and carried out the daily class activities to meet all AZ state requirements and standards.
  • Prepared classrooms for class activities and provided a variety of materials and resources for children to explore and manipulate.

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9. Language Arts

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Here's how Language Arts is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Created integrated curriculum incorporating language arts, social studies and math curriculum to meet the individualized educational needs of the students.
  • Implemented lessons based on literacy block with Guided Reading curriculum Attended professional development seminars in areas of math and language arts
  • Planned and implemented effective developmentally appropriate language arts activities for a group of mainstreamed students with learning disabilities.
  • Developed weekly language arts and bi-weekly math assessments to formally evaluate student mastery of key objectives.
  • Developed innovative approaches to teaching Spanish language arts to preschoolers.
  • Organized and delivered curriculum which included Language Arts,

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10. Child Care

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Here's how Child Care is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Utilized high quality assessment tools to observe and perform assessments of child care centers and family child care homes.
  • Help families and child care providers learn strategies to encourage children's development through regular visits in natural environments.
  • Lead teacher in a fast-paced child care setting for ages ranging from 6 months to 5 years.
  • Provided training on child development and other related issues to child care professionals.
  • Light housekeeping (of child care space)
  • Educated and licensed family child care providers.
  • Counseled families seeking child care.
  • Performed duties as the liaison with children's families to ensure smoothtransition from home to child care.

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11. Occupational Therapy Services

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Here's how Occupational Therapy Services is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Direct service provider, providing occupational therapy services to clients in various settings, including preschools/daycares/and the home setting.

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12. Kindergarten

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Here's how Kindergarten is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Develop activities that introduce early mathematical and literary concepts in accordance with California State Educational Standards for Kindergarten.
  • Developed annual academic curriculum, support materials and all classroom resources for the Early Kindergarten/Kindergarten programs.
  • Developed a kindergarten transition program and Early Childhood summer school program.
  • Support several center-based Autism Spectrum Disorder preschool/kindergarten programs.
  • Assisted with the curriculum of the Kindergarten program and assisted with the implementation of emergent curriculum from infant through 5th grade.
  • Collaborate with Grade School Special Education Teachers and Kindergarten Team for students with an IEP transitioning to Kindergarten.
  • Ensured that children were prepared for kindergarten with a knowledge of numbers and the alphabet and letter sounds.
  • Arranged and executed graduation ceremonies, for those students that were transitioning from preschool to kindergarten.
  • Educated children in Junior and Senior Kindergarten within a play based and child directed setting.
  • Helped to develop learning skills for a group of young children moving onto Kindergarten.
  • Instructed 15 students in a summer preschool program to increase their readiness for kindergarten.
  • Team taught with three full inclusion classrooms (Kindergarten and First Grade).
  • Facilitated activities with the use of the Full Day Kindergarten, E.L.E.C.T.
  • Interned with Junior Achievement program, and taught Kindergarten every Monday.
  • Awarded a long-term substitute position for the Kindergarten program.
  • Tutored various age groups from Kindergarten to 5th grade.
  • Experience teaching Kindergarten, first grade and second grade: Creating and implementing social justice curriculum in bilingual setting.
  • Helped support other classrooms ages 6 weeks to Kindergarten.
  • developed and implemented IEP objectives with a multidisciplinary team designed and initiated an inclusive visiting model approach with kindergarten classrooms
  • Created and taught a 12 week Spanish Curriculum which assisted in the evolvement of a Spanish Immersion Kindergarten classroom option.

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13. Literacy

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Here's how Literacy is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Designed and implemented math and literacy enrichment opportunities in collaboration with the preschool teaching staff.
  • Developed classroom set-up and activities promote child development and family literacy.
  • Planned and implemented city wide literacy event.
  • Assessed communities needs and created supplemental classes within the program to promote literacy and mathematical concepts and meet demand of community.
  • Project oriented approach to curriculum in the sciences, arts, literacy, and mathematical pursuits.
  • Teach reading and writing through balanced literacy and a workshop model.
  • Lead teacher in an early education, family literacy program.
  • Planned age appropriate curriculums with a special emphasis on emergent literacy skills, and developed parent/child interaction activities.
  • Worked as an Early Childhood Literacy promoter/Educator in underrepresented and underserved communities at Richmond and Berkeley.
  • Experienced in Balanced Literacy, implementing Teacher's College Reading and Writing Workshops.
  • Assisted in Increasing first grade readiness and pre-literacy skills of children through quality early and private 4K programs.

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14. Mathematics

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Here's how Mathematics is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Presented Professional Development seminar on the use of Differentiated Instruction in connection with the revised Standards of Learning for Mathematics.
  • Created literacy and mathematics projects on Donor's Choose in order to increase our classrooms resources.
  • Selected language arts, mathematics, and social science curriculum Developed operational schedule for delivery of instruction Designed culturally relevant instructional strategies
  • Teach mathematics, chemistry, statistics, additional mathematics and further mathematics at ordinary and advanced levels.
  • Create original interactive games, incorporating music and movement as well as essential literacy and mathematics skills.
  • Modeled mathematics instruction incorporating the Common Core standards for other kindergarten teachers in the district.

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15. Curriculum Development

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Here's how Curriculum Development is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Planned, organized and oversaw implementation of a curriculum developmentally, culturally and linguistically appropriate for infants and toddlers.
  • Worked closely with the owner and academic director on issues ranging from curriculum development to conflict resolution.
  • Communicate with parents; I also was responsibility for day-to-day operations of the classroom and curriculum development.
  • Participate in collaborative curriculum development, assessment analysis and tailoring instructional practices for student mastery.
  • Ensured appropriate curriculum development and implementation in 30 Pre-K classrooms in 16 elementary schools.
  • Participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions.

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16. Parent-Teacher Conferences

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Here's how Parent-Teacher Conferences is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Developed relationships with parents by participating in parent-teacher conferences.
  • Participated in Parent-teacher conferences, ordered supplies, handled-record-keeping.
  • Conduct child development assessments and parent-teacher conferences.
  • Conducted parent-teacher conferences (2 times per year) and encouraged ongoing communication with parents.
  • Coordinated, planned and performed parent-teacher conferences and the family potluck.
  • Attend required meetings, special events and parent-teacher conferences.
  • Coordinated parent-teacher conferences during the school year.

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17. Staff Members

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Here's how Staff Members is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Demonstrated respectful interactions with staff members and parents.
  • Write Individualized Education Plan goals and attend meetings with parents and staff members regarding those goals.
  • Develop and organize educational workshops and events for parents and staff members.
  • Attended monthly workshops and developed training program for staff members.
  • Trained new staff members in proper policies and procedures.
  • Reviewed lessons plans with staff members and executed plans.

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18. Individual Child

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Here's how Individual Child is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Focus on the developmental milestones and developmental domains of each individual child's specific cognitive, social/emotional and physical development.
  • Write evaluation assessment reports for eligibility, annual updates, and medical requests on individual children's development.
  • Collaborated with related service providers to plan and implement strategies appropriate for each individual child.
  • Provided families with functional strategies regarding individual child's development.
  • Monitored individual child's ongoing development and addressed family concerns.
  • Implement strategies and modifications necessary for individual children.
  • Manage and coordinate children's various schedules while maintaining a high quality focus on individual children's social and emotional needs.
  • Work in conjunction with the speech coordinator and motor teacher to discuss level and progress of each individual child.
  • Evaluated by observation, individual child's progress, noting each child's area of strength and weakness.
  • Plan and implement curriculum in accordance to individual child s physical, emotional and social needs.
  • Develop IEP to help meet the needs of each individual child.
  • Managed classroom schedules, individual child development plans, and portfolios.
  • Follow medical guidelines for individual children's health needs.
  • Responded to goals set for individual children.
  • Designed completed individual portfolios, charting progress and performance of each individual child.
  • Plan curriculum for individual children and implement areverse mainstreaming program.
  • Logged individual child's progress in progress tracker.

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19. Daily Activities

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Here's how Daily Activities is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Formulated and implemented daily activities and projects that accommodated twelve 4 year old students at any given time, at once.
  • Assist with daily activities and needs pick up children from daycare, take calls and set up meetings.
  • Planned, prepared, and implemented daily activities (indoor/outdoor) as they related to the curriculum.
  • Guided parents in accommodating for their child's needs in daily activities in the home and community.
  • Designed and executed summer camp program including daily activities and lesson plans for at-risk school-age children.
  • Communicated with children's parents/guardians about daily activities, behaviors, and related issues.
  • Communicate with children's parents and guardians about daily activities, behaviors and problem.
  • Conducted daily activities such as circle time, calendar, weather, and attendance.
  • Communicated with parents to discuss their child's daily activities and behaviors.
  • Plan and execute daily activities to promote early learning.
  • Plan and implement daily activities that are age appropriate.
  • Assisted teachers in daily activities and lesson plans.
  • Conduct the classroom's daily activities as well as field trips, conferences with parents and perform student evaluations.
  • Communicated with staff and family members about their child(rens) daily activities.
  • Provided daily activities - Mentored kids - Daily snack - Free time - Helped with homework when needed

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20. Developmental Disabilities

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Here's how Developmental Disabilities is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Planned and implemented daily lesson plans for student with various developmental disabilities.
  • Conducted evaluations and assessments to determine the presence of developmental disabilities.
  • Instructed students with Emotional and Developmental Disabilities in a self-contained classroom.
  • Instruct students with emotional disturbances and developmental disabilities.
  • Worked with Preschool students; Disabilities included Autism, Hearing Impaired, Multiple Disabilities, and Developmental Disabilities.
  • Utilize the TEACCH method to help preschoolers with developmental disabilities reach their fullest potential.

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21. Pre-K

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Here's how Pre-K is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Assist parents in Pre-Registration process for new Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students
  • Collaborated with other Pre-K teachers to plan and team-teach with a multicultural focus.
  • Lead teacher in a Pre-K (Three and four year old) classroom.
  • Facilitated play-based, assessment-driven learning for pre-kindergarten students.
  • Assisted in other classrooms as needed, from infants to pre-k, to help gain knowledge of children of all ages.
  • Worked in a team of three educators to co-construct learning in a classroom of twenty pre-k students.
  • Developed IEPs and coordinate meetings as a member of an interdisciplinary team for Pre-K students.
  • Developed Pre-K curriculum tailored to meet both State Standards and needs of 19 students.
  • Lead teacher in a self-contained Pre-K classroom Assessed, wrote and implemented Individual Education Plans
  • Provide educational support for a mixed-level learning classroom (ages Pre-k through Kindergarten)
  • Participated in pilot program with Willis ISD pre-k teachers.

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22. Social Development

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Here's how Social Development is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Promoted healthy physical, cognitive and emotional/social development within children through quality education.
  • Guide children's behavior and social development with age-appropriate supervision and discipline.
  • Guided children's behavior and social development
  • Create a classroom environment that supports students' social development, communications skills, technological and sensory needs.
  • Organize and lead activities that are designed to promote physical, mental and social development.
  • Observe and evaluate the children's performance through physical, behavioral and social development.
  • Designed activities to promote physical, mental and social development in children ages 0-5.
  • Support and assist in developing each child's sense of self-worth and social development.
  • Lead small group instruction designed to promote physical, cognitive and social development.
  • Facilitated the academic, personal and social development of children in care.

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23. Student Learning

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Here's how Student Learning is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Collaborated with co-teachers, family and faculty to ensure that curriculum supported individual student learning needs.
  • Developed excellent rapport with parents, therapists and other professionals to facilitate a team approach to student learning.
  • Evaluated and assessed student learning and growth through checklists, observations, and curriculum assessments.
  • Provide a positive classroom environment to enrich student learning.
  • Developed guided reading groups based on student learning levels and evaluated student reading levels bi-weekly to determine appropriate reading level growth.
  • Maintained a child-friendly classroom environment that celebrates student learning with authentic, standards-based content displayed on interior and exterior bulletin boards.

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24. CPR

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Here's how CPR is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Assist Lead Teacher in creating lesson plans, remaining CPR and First Aid certified
  • Cared for children 3 - mos to 12 years old CPR and Heimlich Maneuver Training 9 years of Childhood Educational Training
  • Provide daily curriculum for children the age of two-Complete evaluations and assessments of children-Maintain constant communication with families-CPR certified
  • Received training in child abuse awareness, first-aid, teaching English as a second language, and CPR.
  • Received training in childhood enrichment, health and safety, nutrition, and CPR for infants, children, and adults.
  • Maintain current certifications in Early Childhood (as needed), CPR, 1st Aid, AED, and Administration Medications.

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25. Ifsp

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Here's how Ifsp is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Provide specialized instruction to identified children (birth to age three) with special needs in accord with the IFSP.
  • Administer developmental assessments-Develop and implement Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) and Individualized Education Programs (IEP).
  • Served as Service Coordinator, including developing, preparing and monitoring IFSP's for children and their families.
  • Participated in the development and implementation of Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP's).
  • Developed Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) & Individual Education Plans (IEP).
  • Collaborated with families, therapists and service coordinators to create and monitor the IFSP.
  • Develop Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) for infants, toddlers and families.
  • Document and maintain records of specialized instruction outlined in the IFSP.
  • Facilitate meetings and implement IFSP's and IEP's as appropriate.
  • Completed reports and Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP).
  • Conducted and documented developmental assessments including being a member of the interagency team on the formation of the IFSP/IEP.
  • Worked with interagency teams on the formation of the IFSP/IEP Janice (Jan) Edwards
  • Develop IFSPs based on family's strengths and concerns.
  • Write up goals for IFSP's and complete IEP's and staffings for preschool age children.

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26. Family Services

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Here's how Family Services is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Receive and maintain Children and Family Services Certification annually.
  • Assist in orientation, training, supervising and provided the provision of technical assistance to the Family Services Workers.
  • Provided family services to 8 families of high needs and high risk through monthly home visits and daily communication.
  • Demonstrate belief in CEDA mission and Children & Family Services vision in all verbal and written communication.
  • Worked primarily with at-risk children and their parents to provide support and access to family services.
  • Coordinate with Family Services teams to provide optimal wrap around relevant services.

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27. Safe Environment

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Here's how Safe Environment is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Dedicated employee for ten years providing loving and safe environment for children of all ages.
  • Maintain a fun and safe environment for children at the after school program.
  • Maintained an orderly and safe environment for very young children.
  • Provided a safe environment for young children (0-5).
  • Coordinated activities for children of multiple ages Prepared lesson plans Followed lesson plans Interacted with students and parents Provided a safe environment
  • Developed and implemented positive and appropriate classroom management systems to maintain an organized and safe environment.

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28. Naeyc

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Here's how Naeyc is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Worked on classroom portfolio and made sure it met all NAEYC requirements for accreditation.
  • Instruct PreK children using Creative Curriculum and NAEYC guidelines and best practices.
  • Organize and maintain NAEYC class portfolio, with all required evidence.
  • Create the online NAEYC classroom portfolio for reaccreditation.
  • Facilitated a hands-on, experiential program aligned with NAEYC's position statement on developmentally appropriate practice.
  • Created a child centered, developmentally appropriate kindergarten and nursery curriculum using NAEYC guidelines.

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29. Emotional Development

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Here's how Emotional Development is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Support children's social and emotional development, encourage understanding of others and enhance positive self-concepts.
  • Assist parents by providing instructional techniques to assist in academic and social emotional development.
  • Provided children with learning experiences which promotes their cognitive, social/emotional development.
  • Screen children for cognitive and social emotional development delays.
  • Evaluate children's progress through ongoing observation and assessment of cognitive, social, fine and gross motor and emotional development.
  • Developed and implemented classroom curriculum promoting academic and social-emotional development.

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30. Data Collection

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Here's how Data Collection is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Entered Even Start data into FLAIR data collection system as per state requirements.
  • Devise and maintain a data collection procedure to monitor student progress.
  • Develop an Excel program for long term data collection of students' progress based off Creative Curriculum.
  • Assess student progress using data collection, the Battelle Developmental Inventory-2 and AEPSi monitoring tools.
  • Document observations using data collection template and online Teaching Strategies Gold program.
  • Performed data collection and observations in multiple performance measurement categories.

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31. Classroom Setting

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Here's how Classroom Setting is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Educate family members and caregivers on different intervention strategies to facilitate active involvement and carry-over at classroom settings.
  • Coached and supported seven paraprofessionals within the classroom setting.
  • Trained, coached, and supported four paraprofessionals within two classroom settings as well as worked collaboratively with ancillary staff.
  • Educate toddler in alphabet, numbers, shapes and color and how to share with others in a classroom setting.
  • Organized & re-designed several classroom settings to model working centers for small group activities learning time.
  • Provide a safe and fun learning environment for children in a classroom setting.
  • Facilitate optimal learning for children with special needs in a classroom setting.
  • Managed and organized children and adults in a classroom setting.
  • Worked with children in a classroom setting.
  • Assisted teachers in there Montessori classroom settings.
  • Applied the Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education.- Demonstrated responsibility in caring for two year olds in a classroom setting.

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32. Positive Relationships

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Here's how Positive Relationships is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Communicated and developed positive relationships between students and families.
  • Maintain positive relationships and communication with parents via parent- teacher conferences, daily one-on-one meetings, and weekly journal entries.
  • Develop trusting, positive relationships with parents and teachers to ensure a collaborative learning experience for all involved.
  • Cultivate positive relationships with administrators, educators, parents, and children to create a positive environment.
  • Cultivate positive relationships built on trust and respect with children, and their families.
  • Established positive relationships with children, parents, staff.
  • Maintain positive relationships among families and staff.
  • Fostered positive relationships with parents and achieved exceptional parent participation.

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33. Strategies Gold

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Here's how Strategies Gold is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Maintained confidential health records, documented weekly visits and documented children's growth and development using Teaching Strategies Gold.
  • Complete weekly lesson plans using the program Teaching Strategies gold and document developmental observations monthly.
  • Completed observations and anecdotal records as part of the Teaching Strategies Gold program.
  • Monitor and track student learning using Teaching Strategies GOLD, implemented and maintain the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale.
  • Observe and documented academic and social emotional progress, entered in all documentation into Teaching Strategies Gold.
  • Record observations of each child to inform future curriculum planning and individualization using Teaching Strategies Gold.

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34. Positive Reinforcement Method

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Here's how Positive Reinforcement Method is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Encouraged good behaviors using positive reinforcement methods.
  • Encouraged appropriate cohort behavior by utilizing the positive reinforcement method.
  • Apply the positive reinforcement method to redirect negative behaviors.
  • Encouraged good behaviors using the positive reinforcement method.
  • Redirected poor behavior using the positive reinforcement method.
  • Applied the positive reinforcement method to redirect negative behaviors.

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35. Small Groups

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Here's how Small Groups is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Interacted with students individually and in small groups, observing performance, behavior and social development.
  • Instructed children individually and in small groups based on their needs.
  • Instruct students individually, in small groups, in large groups.
  • Implement differentiated literacy centers while conducting small groups of leveled reading.
  • Facilitated small groups and behavioral management on a daily basis.
  • Developed small groups for mathematics remediation and enrichment.

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36. Child Find

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Here's how Child Find is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Screened and evaluated potentially delayed children brought to the county's child find.
  • Implemented "Child Find Days."

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37. Social Needs

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Here's how Social Needs is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Plan and implement activities to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of the children in the preschool.
  • Developed interesting and differentiated course plans to meet academic, intellectual and social needs of students.
  • Develop IFSP's designed to promote students' educational, physical, or social needs.
  • Provided cognitive and social needs of children.
  • Maintain confidentiality-Complete home visits-Plan and implement activities to meet physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of children.
  • Developed and implemented interesting daily curriculum plans to meet academic, intellectual and social needs of students.

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38. Personal Care

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Here's how Personal Care is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Developed relationship with several families by demonstrating high level of personal care and attention to each child's needs.
  • Assist in the daily activity living by supplying personal care to allow the client to resume a normal independent lifestyles.
  • Provided personal care for children such as: Diapering, helping with potty training, washing hands and brushing teeth.
  • Provided educational and personal care services to students and their individual learning needs.
  • Assisted in implementing lesson plans, helping children with eating, personal care tasks and other job related tasks.
  • Assist with reading, nap time, personal care and cleaning.

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39. Educational Activities

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Here's how Educational Activities is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Developed educational activities aimed to enhance cognitive and developmental growth.
  • Engaged children in educational activities while taking care of their basic needs.
  • Implement curriculum and all educational activities; supervise children in all aspect of their cognitive and emotional development during classes.
  • Planned, developed and established educational activities that promoted quality teaching in accordance with New York State teaching standards.
  • Provide support by implementing parent-to-child educational activities that are developmentally appropriate for the changing needs of the child.
  • Supervised classroom activities, facilitated educational activities, and provided social engagement and behavioral guidance to preschool students.

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40. Social Studies

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Here's how Social Studies is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Led first grade class through the Louisiana standards for reading, math, science, and social studies.
  • Volunteer positions included the Professional Development Committee, Social Studies Curriculum Committee, PTA teacher representative, and Peer-to-Peer counselor.
  • Developed and implemented a historically accurate standards aligned Social Studies program.
  • Developed supplemental curriculum for science and social studies.
  • Extended kindergarten curriculum in Science and Social Studies
  • Integrated teachings of specific subjects: Spanish, Math, English, Science, Health, Social Studies, and Music.

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41. Cognitive Development

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Here's how Cognitive Development is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Assisted in the educational and cognitive development for children in my care by establishing and carrying out daily teaching plans.
  • Created and established a curriculum on social, emotional, and cognitive development using the Creative Curriculum program.
  • Engaged children in stimulating short and long-term projects Connected with families regarding their children's social and cognitive development
  • Implemented developmentally appropriate lesson plans that enhanced the social-emotional, physical, language, and cognitive development of children.
  • Provided age-appropriate activities to promote progress in social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development.
  • Develop extensive lesson plans that include all areas of literacy, math, social and emotional, physical and cognitive development.

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42. Imaginative Play

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Here's how Imaginative Play is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Created a classroom environment that was conducive to learning, socialization, imaginative play and wondering.
  • Provide a variety of learning activities and imaginative play resources Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction.
  • Created an environment that is conductive to learning, socialization, imaginative play and encouraging students to become independent.
  • Create age-appropriate, physically and mentally engaging and imaginative play activities for the children.
  • Create age-appropriate, physically and mentally engaging and imaginative play activities for the children.
  • Engaged children in exploratory activities, imaginative play, and sensory activities.

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43. Developmental Screenings

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Here's how Developmental Screenings is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Complete all needed documentation that pertains to the classroom needs, such as calendar, child portfolios, developmental screenings.
  • Administered developmental screenings and collaborated with specialists on health related child service plans.
  • Designed and completed developmental screenings and ongoing assessments for children.
  • Performed developmental screenings and maintained healthy developmental programs.
  • Completed required developmental screenings for each child.
  • Conducted developmental screenings and assessments.

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44. ECE

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Here's how ECE is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Supervised Children Prepared and served meals utilizing provided menus Attended training sessions Provided first aid treatment as necessary
  • Received positive feedback from parents and supervisors for dependability, professionalism and caring nature.
  • Maintain the indoor/outdoor environment according to Community Care Licensing regulations and ECERS quality standards.
  • Worked cooperatively with a co-teacher to develop thematic units and prepare necessary materials.
  • Developed Individualized Service Plans, provided service coordination, and necessary parental supports.
  • Maintained accountability for equipment Kept records of receipts and accountability for tax records.
  • Implemented and enforced child-based hands-on curriculum to promote student interest and receptive learning.
  • Help parents maintain their subsidy by providing any necessary documents.
  • Communicated effectively with others, including giving and receiving feedback.
  • Apply appropriate disciplinary measures where necessary.
  • Coordinated with staff, parents and community agencies to obtain necessary services for families such as health screenings and referrals to resources
  • Create a learning environment where children are challenged to develop necessary cognitive, social emotional, physical, and language skills.
  • Analyzed data regularly, adjusted programs as necessary, and supervised as well as trained seven teaching assistants in the classroom.
  • Design lesson plans and implement them in order to meet state standards and elicit skills necessary for learning.
  • Meet with administrative staff as necessary for instructional updates and campus needs or concerns.
  • Provide adult supervision during recess, free time and before and after school.
  • Plan and do lessons with children ages 2 - 5* Substitute Cook* Substitute Receptionist
  • Integrate children with special needs into the program, modifying program if necessary.
  • Document progress of each child receiving therapy services on a weekly basis.
  • Observe children's behavior and develop and adjust behavior plans as necessary.

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45. Community Resources

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Here's how Community Resources is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Assisted with independent living skills: educational, employment, residence, community resources; and budgeting.
  • Provided support to families in need and connected them to community resources.
  • Offered a variety of community resources for students of all ages.
  • Networked with community resources to promote services for families.
  • Support families by providing information and referrals to community resources and agencies Increase and encourage parental involvement and community engagement.
  • Refered both parent and child to community resources as needed.
  • Implemented state standard curriculum Successfully worked with children with different abilities Recommend community resources to parents

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46. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Communicated regularly with parents by means of newsletters, notes, progress notes, phone calls, and conferences.
  • Provided regular communication with parents on their child's progress through emails, phone calls, and notes.
  • Answer all phone calls and take messages.
  • Maintained open lines of communication with parents through orientation Handbooks and weekly newsletters, conferences and phone calls.
  • Maintained daily contact with families regarding student behavior, academic performance and school related activities by communication log and telephone calls.
  • Communicated weekly with parents through telephone calls, communication newsletters, communication notebooks and website.

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47. ABA

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Here's how ABA is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Provide direct and group instruction to students with autism spectrum disorder using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA).
  • Implement ABA teaching strategies (Verbal Behavior, Natural Environment Teaching, Discrete Trial Teaching).
  • Entered and extracted information into/from SNPMIS (Special Needs Program Management Information System) database.
  • Self-employed, independent special educator providing one-on-one instruction and ABA to children with delays and disabilities.
  • Arranged departmental databases for online teaching resource information sharing.
  • Work with a team of therapists such as Speech, ABA, Occupational, Vision, and Physical therapists.

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48. Physical Development

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Here's how Physical Development is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Provided opportunities for growth in areas of emotional, social, cognitive, language, and physical development with planned activities.
  • Encouraged childrens physical development and coordination throughout the day.
  • Implemented classroom curriculum and educational programs based on child's cognitive, social, emotional and physical development.
  • Assessed children's educational needs and provided structured activities to enhance their cognitive, social-emotional and physical development.
  • Planned and implemented learning experiences that advanced the intellectual and physical development of children.
  • Constructed daily and long-term activity schedules to promote physical development.

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49. Children Birth

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Here's how Children Birth is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Maintained a case load of 12 families, serving pregnant women and children birth-3.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate individualized education plans for children birth-3 years old.
  • Evaluate children birth to five for Part C and Part B services.

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50. Public Schools

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Here's how Public Schools is used in Early Childhood Special Educator jobs:
  • Promoted/transferred to neighboring school district based on exemplary performance for Clayton County Public Schools.
  • Act as Authorized Representative for Denver Public Schools in Individualized Family Service Plan meetings.
  • Participated in a national program to improve academic performance in under-resourced public schools.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with public schools.
  • Establish relationships with the public schools.
  • Tried to help acculturate them for the environment at their public schools.

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20 Most Common Skill for an Early Childhood Special Educator

Classroom Management15.4%
Appropriate Curriculum13.5%
Lesson Plans11.8%
Childhood Educator10.1%
Special Needs9.9%
OLD Children7.3%
IEP6.4%
Class Activities3.6%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Early Childhood Special Educator

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Classroom Management
Classroom Management
13.4%
13.4%
2
2
Appropriate Curriculum
Appropriate Curriculum
11.7%
11.7%
3
3
Lesson Plans
Lesson Plans
10.2%
10.2%
4
4
Childhood Educator
Childhood Educator
8.8%
8.8%
5
5
Special Needs
Special Needs
8.6%
8.6%
6
6
OLD Children
OLD Children
6.4%
6.4%
7
7
IEP
IEP
5.5%
5.5%
8
8
Class Activities
Class Activities
3.1%
3.1%
9
9
Language Arts
Language Arts
3%
3%
10
10
Child Care
Child Care
2.3%
2.3%
11
11
Occupational Therapy Services
Occupational Therapy Services
2.3%
2.3%
12
12
Kindergarten
Kindergarten
2.2%
2.2%
13
13
Literacy
Literacy
1.6%
1.6%
14
14
Mathematics
Mathematics
1.4%
1.4%
15
15
Curriculum Development
Curriculum Development
1.1%
1.1%
16
16
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher Conferences
1.1%
1.1%
17
17
Staff Members
Staff Members
1.1%
1.1%
18
18
Individual Child
Individual Child
1%
1%
19
19
Daily Activities
Daily Activities
1%
1%
20
20
Developmental Disabilities
Developmental Disabilities
0.9%
0.9%
21
21
Pre-K
Pre-K
0.9%
0.9%
22
22
Social Development
Social Development
0.8%
0.8%
23
23
Student Learning
Student Learning
0.8%
0.8%
24
24
CPR
CPR
0.7%
0.7%
25
25
Ifsp
Ifsp
0.6%
0.6%
26
26
Family Services
Family Services
0.6%
0.6%
27
27
Safe Environment
Safe Environment
0.6%
0.6%
28
28
Naeyc
Naeyc
0.6%
0.6%
29
29
Emotional Development
Emotional Development
0.6%
0.6%
30
30
Data Collection
Data Collection
0.6%
0.6%
31
31
Classroom Setting
Classroom Setting
0.5%
0.5%
32
32
Positive Relationships
Positive Relationships
0.5%
0.5%
33
33
Strategies Gold
Strategies Gold
0.5%
0.5%
34
34
Positive Reinforcement Method
Positive Reinforcement Method
0.4%
0.4%
35
35
Small Groups
Small Groups
0.4%
0.4%
36
36
Child Find
Child Find
0.4%
0.4%
37
37
Social Needs
Social Needs
0.4%
0.4%
38
38
Personal Care
Personal Care
0.3%
0.3%
39
39
Educational Activities
Educational Activities
0.3%
0.3%
40
40
Social Studies
Social Studies
0.3%
0.3%
41
41
Cognitive Development
Cognitive Development
0.3%
0.3%
42
42
Imaginative Play
Imaginative Play
0.3%
0.3%
43
43
Developmental Screenings
Developmental Screenings
0.3%
0.3%
44
44
ECE
ECE
0.3%
0.3%
45
45
Community Resources
Community Resources
0.3%
0.3%
46
46
Phone Calls
Phone Calls
0.3%
0.3%
47
47
ABA
ABA
0.3%
0.3%
48
48
Physical Development
Physical Development
0.2%
0.2%
49
49
Children Birth
Children Birth
0.2%
0.2%
50
50
Public Schools
Public Schools
0.2%
0.2%

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