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Course : Introduction to the Young Child Summer II 2024

Course Number
ECED 3103
Section Number
Summer II 2024
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time

The learner will:

1.  Explain how theories of learning will influence the teaching and practice of early childhood education. (D, CA, Ex)

2.  compare and contrast the basic features of early childhood education models.(CA)

3.  Explain how developmentally appropriate practice relates to classroom practice. (CA, D)

4.  Analyze various methods of assessing development, learning, and behavior. (CA, D, Ex)

5.  Describe the cognitive, language, and social milestones of infant and toddler development. (Ex, CA, D)

6.  Explain the characteristics of preschool and primary children’s development. (Ex, D, CA)

7.  Describe how play promotes children’s learning. (D, CA, Ex)

8.  Examine appropriate goals, objectives, and curriculum for kindergarten programs.

9.  Explain how to meet the needs of all children. (Ex, DCA)

10.   Analyze strategies for the infusion of multicultural content in early childhood programs and activities. (CA, D)

11.   Plan strategies for to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully help guide their behavior. (D, CA)

12.   Describe effective parent/family collaboration programs. (D)

13.   Research societal issues that affect children, families, and schools. (CA, D)

14.   Explain how early literacy foundations impact student’s academic success (Ex, D, CA)

15.   Analyze and understand the importance of fostering collaborations with families and other professionals to promote students’ ability in all ELAR areas. (CA, EX, D) 

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