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ECHO/NWF - Taking Cues from Your Children: Emergent Curriculum in Action

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Teaching is an art. It takes the ability to grow and learn with the children in the classroom. Utilizing emergent curriculum, a teacher is able to build upon a child's interest and create an environment that embraces the journey for knowledge. In this one and a half hour training, participants will learn how emergent curriculum can be embraced in the classroom to not only help children achieve their academic goals, but to also create an atmosphere of learning, collaboration and exploration. Participants will be able to plan for their own program and to understand simple first steps to implement emergent curriculum.

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Face to Face or Webinar. Please see information below on how to register.

Target Audience
Early childhood teachers/staff



There may be a fee associated with this training.


Upon completion, learner will be able to:

  • Define emergent curriculum and thematic study and identify two differences between them.
  • Identify at least one way to support emergent curriculum in the classroom.

This training aligns to Colorado's Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators.

  • Teaching Practices 25.2: Plans and monitors strategies for science and nature exploration in response to children’s emerging interests.
This training is available through Early Childhood Health Outdoors National Wildlife Federation (ECHO NWF). Please visit the organization's website or email to schedule a training for your program.

Last Update 1/13/2020
Additional Information
This course has been recognized as aligned to The Colorado Competencies and meeting best practice standards for adult instruction through the Colorado Shines PDIS Training Alignment Process. The Rules Regulating Child Care Facilities, issued by the Division of Early Care and Learning, Colorado Department of Human Services, take precedence over any course content.

To view Child Care Licensing Rules:

For more information, contact your child care licensing specialist.

Please note, instructors will mark your attendance and course completion in the Colorado Shines PDIS within seven days of the course event date. Paper certificates might not be issued at this training. You may confirm your course completion, view, and print an online certificate through My Dashboard – My PDIS Transcript menu navigation of the Colorado Shines PDIS. Please do not upload a course certificate that is already linked to your Colorado Shines PDIS account as this may delay processing of professional credentials.

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Scheduled Event(s) for this Course
This training is available through Early Childhood Health Outdoors National Wildlife Federation (ECHO NWF). Please visit the organization's website or email to schedule a training for your program.

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