EC-200 : Child Development: Birth to Five

Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Department:
Early Childhood Education
Subject:
Early Childhood Education
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
This course provides an in-depth learning experience in child development theory and best practices that apply to the care and education of children from birth to 5 years of age. Assessment and observation techniques are carefully aligned with curriculum and program planning so students may see the strong connection between assessment and curricular practices. Principles of physical, social-emotional, cognitive, moral, aesthetic, and language development will be covered within the context of family and community. Students will examine issues relating to the development of children, ages 3 to 5 years, from an historical, cultural, and family perspective, as well as through current theories and research. As a stage of development, early childhood will be studied and analyzed across the full range of normative, non-normative, inter-and intravariability for all young children. Students will learn and practice the basic skills of observation. Students will be required to apply theory to daily practice. 3 credits