Early Childhood Training Curriculum
The START Early Childhood training follows a curriculum developed by START based on recommendations from the National Research Council report (2001), the National Professional Developmental Center on ASD (2009), and the research literature on ASD as well as direct experience.
The training emphasizes effective practices for teaching and supporting young children in a classroom environment. "Increasing learning opportunities in early childhood classrooms" serves as the foundation for the training and includes: behavior support systems, classroom structure and activities, and effective instructional delivery. Basic training in applied behavior analysis (ABA) will be provided including: key components of ABA, instructional presentation, skills assessment, choosing instructional targets and data collection.
Early Childhood Modules:
- Module 1: Planning for High Quality Early Childhood Programming
- Module 2: Early Childhood Classroom Structure and Foundations for Learning
- Module 3: Embedding Behavioral Supports for Instruction and Support
- Module 4: Group Instruction in Early Childhood Classrooms
- Module 5: Teaching Play and Communication Skills in the Early Childhood Classroom
- Module 6: Implementing High Quality Preschool Programming