Covers development of basic intermediate level skills to work with children ages birth - 5 in a group setting. Includes the use of developmentally appropriate methods to support guidance and conflict resolution; schedule and routine planning; fundamental curriculum development; and environmental modification.
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- Create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments for young children using knowledge of child development.
- Develop appropriate goals, curriculum, and teaching strategies for young children using an understanding of the goals, benefits, and uses of assessment.
- Develop positive relationships and supportive interactions with young children in an early childhood environment.
- Reflect on personal caregiving practices in order to promote positive outcomes for each child.
Either ECE 122I or ECE 123P is accepted.