Class Meets Mondays from 12:30-3:30 pm
Instructor: Donna Greene E-mail: email@example.com
Office Hours: Wednesdays from 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Phone: 760-776-7398 Office Location: BNC 17
Feeney, S., Christensen, D., & Morvick, E. (2010) Who Am I in the Lives of Children? An Introduction to Early Childhood Education. California Version, 8th ed. Columbus, Ohio: Charles E. Merrill
This course is an examination of the underlying theoretical principles of developmentally appropriate practices applied to programs, environments, emphasizing the key role of relationships, constructive adult-child interactions, and teaching strategies in supporting physical, social, creative and intellectual development for all children. This course includes a review of the historical roots of early childhood programs and the evolution of the professional practices promoting advocacy, ethics and professional identity.
Course Objectives: upon successful completion of this course students will-
a. Identify the historical roots of early childhood education.
b. List different program types, delivery systems and licensing and regulation structures in early childhood settings.
c. Demonstrate awareness of developmental ages and stages.
d. Define developmentally, culturally and linguistically appropriate practice.
e. Describe why access to play is important for all children and ways of using a play-based curriculum as a vehicle for developing skills, dispositions, and knowledge.
f. Describe appropriate adaptations (programmatic, curricular and environmental strategies) needed to support children with diverse abilities and characteristics.
g. Identify and compare effective policies, practices and environments in early childhood settings.
h. Describe the characteristics of effective relationships and interactions between early