EARLY CHILDHOOD The nature versus nurture concept and debate. What it means to be an early childhood professional. The role of the early childhood educator as a professional when working with learners, families, and colleagues. The role of the early childhood educator as advocate on behalf of children. Your methods for assessing student understanding for Birth to Age 5/Pre-K and K to Age 8/Grade 3 children, including your views on the statement “all children can learn” and key assessment practices. The role of technology in the education of young children. The importance of environment to teaching and learning for Birth to Age 5/Pre-K and K to Age 8/Grade 3 children. Use course readings on particular theories, as well as 3-5 scholarly articles that can be used in support of your personal learning philosophy.