EARLY CHILDHOOD (ECED)

ECED-240 FOUND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUC (3 Credits)

This is the introductory course in early childhood education examining the history, theory, trends and contemporary issues in early childhood education. The role of families, schools, agencies and the community in the care and education of children birth to age 8 will be examined. The course examines roles, ethical issues and standards for early childhood educators. Fifteen (15) hours of field experience required.

ECED-420 CURR/ASSMT EARLY CHILDHD EDUC (3 Credits)

This course is an examination and evaluation of developmentally appropriate early childhood curriculum. Emphases include play, language and integrated activities. Students will construct curriculum plans and design appropriate assessment procedures for children birth through age 8. Communication and collaboration with families and the community are emphasized. Thirty-five (35) hours of field experience required.