This course introduces students to observation and assessment techniques that are needed to understand and interpret young children’s growth and development in order to meet the individual needs of children in a diverse population. Students will examine formal and informal assessments of physical, cognitive, language and social/emotional development. Current methods, confidentiality and professionalism will be stressed. Students will have the opportunity to practice the techniques and assessments through the semester in a field placement setting.
Prerequisite: ECHD 101
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: ECHD 102, PSYC 241 or Permission of Instructor
3 credits (2 lecture hours/2 lab hours), spring semester