EC-201 : Orientation to Early ChildhoodEducation

Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Department:
Early Childhood Education
Subject:
Early Childhood Education
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
This course will be based on principles of child development, including understanding how children learn from birth to 9 years of age, and focusing on all the domains of the child's development. The relationship between each child and the teacher is the basis of all effective teaching. Students will examine the historical and psychological perspective of early childhood education in order to understand the context and particular challenges of early childhood professionalism today. The principles and stages of child development, birth to 9 years of age, will serve as the foundation for defining the essential components of a successful learning environment for young children. Family and community relationships will be emphasized as well. 3 credits PREREQUISITE FOR ALL OTHER EARLY CHILDHOOD COURSES EXCEPT FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT COURSES.