Curriculum I - Theories, Methods & Materials

Participants are trained to instruct children (normally up to 5 years of age) in settings such as preschools, day care centers, or other child development facilities through activities designed to promote the needed social, physical, and intellectual growth in order to be better prepared to enter elementary school.

Participants examine the various curriculum theories with a focus on developmentally appropriate practices. Students develop an understanding of language, cognitive, physical, creative and social emotional development and how E.C.E. curriculum and classroom design and routine meets these needs. The child-centered method of teaching is emphasized. The importance of children working and playing cooperatively and individually is incorporated into the planning of daily activities.

3.0 Semester Units

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