This course provides students with an understanding of the professional role and responsibility of the Native Early Childhood Educator (NECE). Students will plan and implement small and large group activities in music movement and the visual arts using Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum and Generative Curriculum methodologies. Students will demonstrate methods for adapting curriculum to meet the range of developmental needs of young Native and Non-Native children. Students will also develop reflective practice skills as they implement and subsequently evaluate their lesson plans. A comparison of First Nation and Non-First Nation perspectives on the role of the teacher teaching philosophies and practices will also be discussed.