HDEV 0002. Principles and Practices of Early Childhood Education

Units: 3
Hours: 54 lecture
Examination of the underlying theoretical principles of developmentally appropriate practice applied to programs, environments, key role of relationships, constructive adult-child interactions, and teaching strategies in supporting physical, cognitive, social, and creative development in children. Emphasis on the preschool years, developmentally appropriate practices, and professional development. Five hours of observation of programs serving preschool children required. (C-ID ECE 120) (CSU)