(Prerequisites: CD 730, CD 831) 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: continue to align Developmental Theory to practice and philosophy; continue to develop and utilize a teaching philosophy that is grounded in developmentally appropriate practices and developmental theory, and develop a capstone project action plan that is individualized to the communities and needs of family and children in which the ECU Candidate works and lives.