- Course Number:
- ECE 188
- Course Title:
- Block Play and Woodworking for Young Children
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Course DescriptionCovers the many benefits of block play and wood working experiences for young children, including how to facilitate children's development across domains in an engaging context. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
This course is designed to enhance the knowledge base of our degree-seeking students (who are required to take 6 10 credits of elective credit) while also providing an accessible, interesting, and relevant course to students who are seeking to meet their professional development requirements and/or who might have limited experience in the college setting.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion, students should be able to:
· Identify elements of quality block play and wood working experiences for young children.
· Articulate the role of block play and wood working in the acquisition of skills and concepts across all developmental domains.
· Design, implement and evaluate block play and wood working experiences for children of varying ages (2 years to school age) and abilities.
· Describe the ways in which block play and woodworking with children can be a component of cultural validation and building relationships with families.
· Identify solutions to common barriers and issues that arise when implementing block play and wood working experiences with children.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Attend and actively participate in class and small group activities.
- Complete written observations and assignments.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Benefits of and barriers to implementing block play and wood working experiences in programs for children?
- Design and implementation of quality block play and wood working experiences for children of varying ages and developmental levels.
- Facilitating learning and development across domains with block play and wood working.
- Tools for children.
- Safety precautions.
- Involving families in block play and woodworking experiences.
- Community resources.
- Addressing common barriers and issues that arise in block play and wood working experiences.