Early Childhood Education (ECH)
Examines theory, research and practices relating to play and the creative arts in early childhood. Considers practical constraints and alternative perspectives. Prerequisites: None.
Study of the science of human development from conception through adolescence. Includes observation skills, parent and adult roles in the lives of children, and contemporary issues. Prerequisites: None.
Portfolio or resource file development, completion, and presentation. Self-assessment and credentialing planning, professional development, writing, and critical learning included. Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director.
Exploration of the influence of the environment on the behavior of young children. Indoor and outdoor spaces considered and analysis of environments practiced. Prerequisites: None.
A discussion of the nutritional needs of young children and the cultural and social meanings of foods, feeding and eating. Includes planning and managing food experiences in home and group settings. Prerequisites: None.