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This course studies the philosophy, history and development of early childhood programs. You'll examine the teacher-child relationship and how existing programs meet the needs of preschool children and review programs to evaluate how they meet the criteria of a quality learning environment. You'll get a chance to see how ECE programs operate in the real world by attending mandatory field observations at sites designated by the instructor.
- To be successful in this class all students should have working knowledge of Google’s G Suite or Microsoft Office, proper email etiquette, and essential understanding of Canvas.
At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to
- Describe the history of early childhood education
- Discuss various guiding principles among early childhood educators
- Know the differences among early childhood programs and how they are evaluated by checklists
- Identify the differences among developmental stages of children
- History of early childhood education
- Types of programs
- Defining the young child
- Developmental and learning theories
- Teaching: A professional commitment
- Curriculum: Creating a context for learning and play
- Issues and trends in early childhood education
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