• CHDV-3013 Nature and Characteristics of Early Childhood

    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.