CHDV-3013 Nature and Characteristics of the Preschool and Primary Age Child
After studying the broad field of Early Childhood in relation to its multiple historical, philosophical and social foundations, the candidate will examine how these foundations influence current thought and practice. After exploring the characteristics of the young child from birth to age eight, the candidate will demonstrate observation techniques and planning skills related to developmentally appropriate practice. The candidate will also reflect on the role of the teacher and ethical considerations of the Early Childhood field. (Cross listed with ECED-3013 but will not apply to teacher licensure requirements.) This course is normally offered in the fall semester.
CHDV-3023 Emergent Literacy
After surveying language development and techniques for facilitating that development as it emerges from infancy through the primary years, the candidate will plan and implement methods and activities to encourage the emergence of literacy. The candidate will also develop an understanding of and respect for the sociocultural diversity of literacy development as well as the interrelationships of culture, language, thought and the function of the home language in the development of young children. (Cross listed with ECED-3023 but will not apply to teacher licensure requirements.) This course is normally offered in the fall semester.
CHDV-4023 Topics in Early Childhood
The candidate will describe and apply behavior and guidance theories for the young child from infancy through age eight. The candidate will also demonstrate techniques for planning and implementing parental involvement and for understanding the child and his or her family in the context of society. (Cross listed with ECED-4023 but will not apply to teacher licensure requirements.) This course is normally offered in the in the spring semester.
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