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Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Defining Motor Skill Development in Young Children A. Motor Skills Defined B. Movin’ and Groovin’ C. Review D. Summary Section 3: Creating Environments and Activities that Support Motor Skill Development in Young Children A. Creating a Safe Environment for Teaching Motor Skills B. Activities that Promote Motor Skill Development C. Review D. Summary Section 4: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations
Dr. Cathy Grace is a career early childhood educator. She has experiences in the classroom as well as state government, the private sector and teacher education. Formerly the Early Childhood Coordinator for the Mississippi Department of Education charged with implementing public school kindergarten, she has directed preschool programs serving three and four year-old's and was professor of education at Mississippi State University as well as directing the Early Childhood Institute. The Institute provided professional development and technical assistance to childcare providers statewide and provided guidance to policymakers on early childhood programs in the state. She has co-authored books on portfolio assessment and how to address the impact of natural disasters on childcare centers and young children. After working at the Children’s Defense Fund as the director of early childhood policy, she returned to Mississippi and is currently the program director for the Gilmore Early Learning Initiative. Disclosure: Cathy Grace EdD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.