2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

EDCI 62312 Developing Foundations of Early Childhood Education

This course is designed to equip the educator with relevant child development knowledge that impacts curricular and behavioral decisions in the classroom, so as to be able to engage in evidence-based practices. Students will outline typical developmental milestones and identify red flags from birth to age 12; explore a variety of contextual and maturational factors that guide, support, and alter the ongoing development of children in the physical, socio-emotional, cognitive and language domains; evaluate the influence of developmental factors on current educational issues; and formulate a child development based philosophical and theoretical framework for their work with children. Observation and participation with children at the child development center and cooperating schools will be an integral part of the course. (F, S)