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ECH/301

Foundations of Early Childhood Education

Online

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$1194

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Total credits

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09 Nov 2021

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Foundations of Early Childhood Education

Course level: Undergraduate

This course provides an overview of early childhood education for children, birth through age 8. Topics include theories and history of early childhood education, play theories, program types and models, and public policy trends. The course examines the significance of developmentally-effective learning experiences throughout early childhood programs. This course is not available for students residing Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin, Wyoming  and individuals who live outside the United States are not eligible to enroll in this course.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • Analyze appropriate early childhood terminology.
  • Identify historical and theoretical developments in early childhood education.
  • Examine the role of early childhood education in contemporary society.

Week 2

  • 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.

Week 3

  • 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.

Week 4

  • Identify characteristics of a developmentally-appropriate early childhood learning environment.
  • 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.

Week 5

  • 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.

Prerequisite details

Prerequisites details

A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process.

To meet a course prerequisite requirement, a student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed the prerequisites course at University of Phoenix

  • Provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution.

  • Have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

Prepare your documents

During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution, be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript.

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Next steps

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