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Counting & Other Early Math Skills

3 Credits
Understand and make connections between counting as a foundational math concept and how it leads to and supports the development of later developing skills, including: number sequences, base ten number system, counting principles, cardinality, one to one correspondence, comparing, subitizing, and more. The developmental progression of counting and related skills in young children will be studied in this course, as well as how counting extends into solving problems and story problems. Many video examples will be used to guide learning and give opportunity for personal self-reflection and application. This course can be completed with or without practical application in real classrooms. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators will be utilized and applied in this course, as relative to developmentally appropriate practice and individualization for specific children when teaching early math skills.

NOTE: Required book must be acquired separately.

This course is applicable towards the Early Childhood Education Certificate.

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Vanessa Bailey

I have been in the field of early childhood education for over 20 years. I started as a live-in nanny on Long Island, near New York City and have worked in private preschools, state preschools, Head Start preschools, special education classrooms, as a behavior consultant, private contractor, and reflective practice mentor/coach. I have five children of my own who have given me almost 15 years of personal experience so far, and I was a foster parent for over a decade, which gave me lots of personal practice as well. I am passionate about helping future early childhood educators fulfill their dreams and go into the classroom with confidence. My hope is that my students become as passionate and devoted to the field as I am.