ech505 | Graduate
Introduction To Early Childhood Education
This graduate-level course is 6 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Theories and Models of Early Childhood Education
- Examine the changing perspective and vision of the childhood years.
- Examine the theories and models of early childhood education.
Ethical Standards and Professional Guidelines
- Examine the code of ethics guiding the early childhood educator.
- Examine the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Code of Ethical Conduct.
- Identify standards of confidentiality, sensitivity, and respect for children, families, and early childhood professionals.
- Identify the certification requirements of early childhood professionals in the community.
- Identify the laws pertaining to children's rights in the community.
- Examine the use of technology in early childhood education.
- Examine the nature of early childhood education and its role in contemporary society.
- Identify the connections between early childhood education and other related disciplines.
- Analyze the current controversial topics in early childhood education.
- Examine the concept of cultural diversity and its relation to early childhood education.
Foundations of Early Childhood Education
- Identify the roots of early childhood education.
- Identify the terminology used in the early childhood profession.
- Analyze the historical developments of early childhood education.
- Identify the challenges faced by early childhood educators.
Structure of Early Childhood Education Programs and Learning Environments
- Describe the components of an early childhood education program.
- Identify the essential elements of an effective preschool classroom.
- Examine how the physical, motor, cognitive, and affective development of young children impacts the structure of programs and classrooms.
- Identify the organizational factors to consider when administering early childhood programs.
- Examine the inclusion of special needs children and families in early childhood education.
The Professional Field of Early Childhood Education
- Examine public policies on early childhood education programs and professional development.
- Examine the professional field of early childhood education, qualifications, competencies, opportunities, and professionalism.
- Examine professional educational standards in the field of early childhood education.
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