Programs for Young Children
Course Description:This course is a study of the principles and practices of programs for young children. It includes current research in early childhood education, role of the teacher, and selection and use of equipment and materials for groups of young children.
CHD 1220 or consent of the department
Required textbooks/ course materials:
No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course.
See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
This is not a General Education Course.
CCC Outcome 1: Identify of basic principles of child growth and development.
CCC Outcome 2: Create a developmentally appropriate learning environment that is safe, healthy, respectful and supportive of children and families.
CCC Outcome 3: Develop educational programs that promote the social and emotional development of children.
CCC Outcome 4: Develop educational programs that improve motor, language and cognitive development of children, including literacy development.
CCC Outcome 5: Demonstrate involvement and positive relationships with families and communities.
CCC Outcome 6: Apply principles of screening and assessment.
CCC Outcome 7: Exhibit professionalism in the field of early childhood education.
CCC Outcome 8: Identify and demonstrate effective program management techniques.
Course-level learning outcomes:
|Course-level student learning outcomes||Discipline-level learning outcomes||Assessment methods|
Identify the role of the teacher in the early childhood classroom
Examine research in early childhood education to determine classroom practices
Identify equipment that is appropriate for use with young children
Identify appropriate instructional materials for young children
Participate in early childhood classrooms
CCC2, CCC4, CCC5
CCC1, CCC3, CCC4, CCC7
CCC2, CCC4, CCC8
CCC1, CCC3, CCC4, CCC6
|Portfoliio, essay, Formal observations|
Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:
The instructor will facilitate class discussions and/or interactions, provide reading materials on professional education and related articles, evaluate clinical experiences and associated papers/journals, and conduct formal evaluations of student lessons/portfolios.
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