ech301 | undergraduate
Foundations Of Early Childhood Education
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Foundations of Early Childhood Education
- Examine the role of early childhood education in contemporary society
- Analyze appropriate early childhood terminology.
- Identify historical and theoretical developments in early childhood education.
The Professional Early Childhood Educator
- Examine professional standards, qualifications, preparation programs, and continuing education opportunities related to early childhood education.
- Review public policies related to early childhood education.
- Examine codes of ethics guiding the early childhood educator, including the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Code of Ethical Conduct.
Theories and Models of Early Childhood Education
- Examine theories and models of early childhood education.
- Describe the significance of play theories for learning.
- Evaluate the implications of brain-based research for early childhood education.
Early Childhood Learning Environments
- Examine how the learning environment affects the physical, motor, cognitive, and affective development of young children.
- Describe assessment strategies that guide teaching and learning in early childhood settings.
- Identify characteristics of a developmentally-appropriate early childhood learning environment.
Current Trends in Early Childhood Education
- Identify local, state, and national trends and issues in early childhood education.
- Examine the use of technology in early childhood education.
- Analyze current topics in early childhood education.
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