The Center for Early Childhood Education is pleased to announce the release of Supporting Children's Individual Needs, an educational video that discusses the challenge of planning for the entire classroom while meeting each child's individual needs. Dr. Ann Gruenberg of Eastern Connecticut State University stresses the importance of observing children and assessing their strengths and needs to determine how best to support them, and preschool teacher Niloufar Rezai reflects on strategies she used to identify and support a child's learning needs, including working closely with the child's family and giving them ideas for activities to do at home.
The video is the 6th in the e-clips series of educational videos for early childhood professionals. Each e-clip features an expert describing how early childhood professionals can use the latest research to enhance children's learning, and includes video footage from Eastern's preschool classrooms. Supplementing each e-clip are suggested readings, additional on-line resources, and discussion questions to support conversations within instructional teams, in staff meetings, or in college-level courses.
To read more about the e-clips project and to view the videos and supplemental materials, go to: http://www.easternct.edu/cece/e-clips_main.html.