ECE-101 - Introduction to Early Childhood3 credits
This course will provide students with the opportunity to develop a realistic view of the teaching profession. It will foster an understanding of the major issues in early education. History and philosophy of contrasting early childhood education models; components of quality early learning; design of environments; child observation techniques; basic teaching skills; licensing regulations; and home/school/community relationships will be explored. Developmentally appropriate practice and the appreciation of diversity will be emphasized. 10 hours of observation in the field will be required.
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