ech301 | undergraduate
Foundations Of Early Childhood Education
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Theories and Models of Early Childhood Education
- Evaluate the implications of brain-based research for early childhood education.
- Examine theories and models of early childhood education.
- Describe the significance of play theories for learning.
Early Childhood Learning Environments
- 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.
Foundations of Early Childhood Education
- Identify historical and theoretical developments in early childhood education.
- Examine the role of early childhood education in contemporary society
- Analyze appropriate early childhood terminology.
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.
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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