Study Guide

Overview and Test Objectives
Field 106: Early Childhood Education (General and Special Education)

Test Overview

Table outlining the test format, number of questions, time, and passing score.
Format Computer-based test (CBT)
Number of Questions 100 multiple-choice questions
Time 2 hours 30 minutes*
Passing Score 220

*Does not include 15-minute CBT tutorial

Test Objectives

Table outlining test content and subject weighting by sub area and objective.
Subarea Range of Objectives Approximate Percentage of Questions on Test
I Child Development and Learning 001–004 25%
II Communication, Language, and Literacy Development 005–007 19%
III Learning in the Content Areas 008–012 37%
IV Professional Development 013–015 19%
Pie chart of approximate test weighting, detailed in the table below.

Subarea I—CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING

Objective 001—Understand the development of children from birth through age eight, and factors that influence development and learning.

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Objective 002—Understand how to create learning environments that promote the development and learning of all children from birth through age eight.

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Objective 003—Understand the types, goals, benefits, and uses of assessment to promote the development and learning of children from birth through age eight.

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Objective 004—Understand how to create learning environments that promote the well-being and social competence of children from birth through age eight.

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Subarea II—COMMUNICATION, LANGUAGE, AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT

Objective 005—Understand communication and language development in children from birth through age eight, and ways to promote communication development, including preverbal and nonverbal communication.

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Objective 006—Understand the foundations of literacy development in children from birth through age eight, how to create a literacy-rich environment that motivates young children's interest in reading, and ways to foster early literacy development.

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Objective 007—Understand writing processes and strategies for developing young children's writing competence from birth through age eight.

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Subarea III—LEARNING IN THE CONTENT AREAS

Objective 008—Understand mathematics concepts, processes, and skills and how to promote mathematical learning in children from birth through age eight.

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Objective 009—Understand science concepts and skills and how to promote scientific learning in children from birth through age eight.

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Objective 010—Understand social studies concepts and skills and how to promote learning in the social studies in children from birth through age eight.

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Objective 011—Understand creative arts development in children from birth through age eight and how to promote young children's learning in and through the visual arts, music, creative movement, and dramatic play.

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Objective 012—Understand health, safety, and physical activities for children from birth through age eight and how to promote young children's learning about lifelong health and safety.

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Subarea IV—PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Objective 013—Understand strategies for building positive, collaborative relationships with the families of children from birth through age eight.

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Objective 014—Understand strategies for establishing and maintaining positive, collaborative relationships with other professionals, staff members, and community agencies and organizations to support learning and development in children from birth through age eight.

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Objective 015—Understand the professional, legal, and ethical roles and responsibilities involved in the education of children from birth through age eight.

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