For Early Childhood majors and those interested in teaching music to children in early childhood education settings. Covers childhood music, past and present, strategies for teaching music and movement. Explores music appreciation, creative and structured music and movement activities for young children. Introduces musical instruments and their use. Examines music and movement curricula and learning environments. Course fee of $10 for materials applies.
Introduces ECE majors to the implications of diversity and exceptionality in young children. Emphasizes positive impact of diversity in children's educational environment, birth to age eight. Introduces anti-bias strategies to address diversity. Emphasizes inclusive and adaptive strategies for supporting young children with exceptionalities. Ten hour field experience is required.
For Early Childhood students. Emphasizes growth in all domains. Covers milestones of development, supportive parental and care giver behaviors, influence of out-of-home care, role of play, and creating a supportive environment. Includes 15 hours of structured observation, assessment, and interaction with young children.
For all Early Childhood students. Introduces early childhood program requirements and the field of early childhood education. Focuses on the historical and philosophical foundations of early childhood education emphasizing developmentally appropriate practices, constructivism, and integrated, child-centered curriculum. Introduces students to components that identify quality programs for children birth to 8 years of age.
For all Early Childhood majors. Studies development of positive self-concept, social behaviors, empathy, independence, responsibility and effective communication in children. Includes 20 field hours of structured observation, assignments, and interaction with young children.
A core course for Early Childhood students and others interested in working with young children. Covers integrated developmentally appropriate activities, particularly Math, Science, Creative Arts, and Play. Emphasizes lesson plan development, routines and schedules, curriculum philosophies, presentation skills, and resource file development. Uses in-class demonstrations, group interaction, and hands-on participation. Includes curriculum planning to facilitate integration of state core curriculum standards in K-3. Course fee of $10 for materials applies.
For Early Childhood students. Introduces practical aspects of fostering literacy development in young children. Focuses on emerging and early literacy in the home, early care, and education settings (infancy through age eight), with an emphasis on ages four through six. Studies strategies for holistic integration of the various literacy processes. Addresses the role of children's literature, the relationship between early language development and literacy opportunities and methods for developing language and positive attitudes toward books.
A core course for Early Childhood Education certificate and Associate Degree majors. Provides support teaching experiences in the partnership preschools. Includes planning and implementing learning plans, interactions with and guidance of children individually and in small groups, parent education opportunities, and application of technology. Requires 6 hours per week of assigned field experience with children. Course fee of $25 for materials applies.
Implements assessment with children in the Teacher Education Preschool including anecdotal notes, checklists, event sampling, and logs. Connects daily child and program assessment to preschool curriculum planning and implementation. Prepares child portfolio assessment and use in conference with child and parents. Includes personal professional portfolio assessment.
Implements assessment with children in a Pre-K or Kindergarten classroom including anecdotal notes, checklists, event sampling, and logs. Connects daily child and program assessment to state and common core kindergarten curriculum planning and implementation. Prepares child portfolio assessment for use in conference with child and parents. Includes personal professional portfolio assessment.