This course will lay the foundation for understanding the field of early childhood education. Child development pre-birth through age 8 will be discussed. Participants will gain an understanding of how to arrange a safe, healthy learning environment, while focusing on a child's social emotional well being. Supportive guidance techniques will be addressed, as well as observation and assessment skills, in addition to the value and importance of play in children's lives. Three class hours.
Service Project (ECE 151-CC1):
Students will be partnering with the Caring and Sharing Child Care Center to develop Family Fun Packs that promote early literacy between home and school. (10 hours Option) S-10