(Prerequisites: CD 835, CD 841) To provide an opportunity for the Candidate to integrate and demonstrate skills and understanding gained in ECU core course requirements and apply this content to their professional philosophy and advocacy as an Early Childhood Educator. By the end of this capstone experience, the candidate will: demonstrate alignment of Developmental Theory in practice and philosophy of Capstone Project; demonstrate teaching philosophy, grounded in developmentally appropriate practices and developmental theory within the implementation of the individually designed Capstone Project; implement a Capstone Project that is individualized to the communities and needs of family and children in which the ECU Candidate works and lives, and utilize a network of supports for continued advocacy for families and children.