This course focuses on curriculum development for preschool and primary school children (through second grade). Students will learn to plan developmentally appropriate learning experiences, design positive learning environments and incorporate play for young children’s cognitive, emotional, social, linguistic and physical growth and development. Students will develop materials and activities that address all content areas of early childhood while integrating cultural awareness, diversity and inclusion. Linking the family and community with the early childhood program will be emphasized. A.A.S Degree students in Early Childhood will incorporate some of the activities and materials into the Practicum-Field Experiences Course. This course is to be taken concurrently with ECHD 212 (Practicum-Field Experience II).
Prerequisites or Co-requisites: ECHD 204, ECHD 205, ECHD 212 or Permission of Instructor
3 credits (3 lecture hours), spring semester