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2018-2019

ECE 200 - Early Childhood Education in Contemporary America

( 3 :0 :0 ) 3 credits

This course provides an overview of the history, theories, principles, and developmentally appropriate practices relevant to early childhood education in infant, toddler, and preschool through primary settings with site visits to infant care centers, nursery school, pre K, Head Start and kindergartens, where students observe real-life practices and then discuss and evaluate them. It emphasizes material selection and curriculum development, as well as issues such as bilingual and multicultural education in the context of social policy and legislation.  Twenty (20) hours of unsupervised field observation are required outside of the three (3) credit lecture.

Pre-Requisites:
EN 101 - Composition I
PS 101 - Introduction to Psychology