- Course Number:
- ECE 120
- Course Title:
- Intro Early Ed & Fam Studies
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Introductory level child development class integrating the normal growth and developmental patterns of children from conception through age 10 with developmentally appropriate practices. Linkages between development and practice in a variety of settings are covered with particular emphasis on parent (family) - teacher (caregiver) partnerships. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
This course is intended to provide students with an overview of the field of Early Childhood Education with particular attention to developmental concepts relating to children ages 0 12. The course also emphasizes the impact of development on the ways in which children interact with their environments, other children, and other adults.
Intended Outcomes for the course
- Describe normal growth and development of children from prenatal through 10 years of age.
- Interpret the influence of culture, environment, and heredity on childrens development.
- Review models of early childhood care and education and developmentally appropriate practices.
- Apply (in discussions and class assignments) knowledge of childrens needs and development to parenting practices and to early childhood care and education practices in a variety of settings.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Attend and actively participate in class activities.
- Read all assigned chapters before class.
- Complete and present a term project.
- Complete reflective journal entries.
- Complete quizzes or exams.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)