EDC 201 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3)

Prerequisites: Major in Elementary Education or Special Education, EDU 211  or permission.
An introductory study of young children with an emphasis on developmentally appropriate practices, philosophical approaches to instruction, curriculum based theories, and history and trends in early education.  Students will explore the implications of developing experiences based upon meetings the needs of the whole child. The students will use their understanding of young children's characteristics and needs to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for each child. The roles of the teacher in Early Childhood settings will be explored as students design ways to effectively communicate and involve families in their child's development and learning.

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