ECE 151 - Developmentally Appropriate Practice for Young Children
This course examines the foundations of early childhood education, as well as the development of children’s physical, cognitive, communication and creative skills. Particular emphasis is placed on children with special needs, and the early childhood teacher’s role. Anti-Bias curriculum will be explored as a function of student, teacher and family interaction.
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, Spring