ECE 151 - Developmentally Appropriate Practice for Young Children
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.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the physical development of children.
2. Describe the cognitive development of children.
3. Identify the development of communication skills in children.
4. Articulate the creative development of children.
5. Describe an early childhood anti-bias curriculum as it relates to children, teachers and families.
6. Identify strategies that encourage brain development in children.
7. Research characteristics of children with special needs.
8. Analyze the role of educators in the lives of children with special needs.
9. Research learning activities that promote development.
Course Offered Fall and Spring