EDUC 119 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Covers curriculum modes, a teacher’s roles, and family relationships. Topics include historical development, significant issues, current trends, ethics, and national standards in early childhood education. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly ED 119.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of historical development of Early Childhood Education and of the philosophies of major historical figures.
- Examine the ethical and policy issues and current trends in Early Childhood Education.
- State the Early Childhood Professional Code of Ethics by National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
- Compare and contrast the variety of curriculum models and programs in Early Childhood Education.
- Develop and write his/her own philosophy of Early Childhood Education.
- Demonstrate an understanding of diverse populations in Early Childhood Education.
- Describe the principles of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Education, set by National Association for the Education of Young Children.
- Identify the steps and guidelines of developing a teacher education portfolio.
- Discuss professional roles and responsibilities of an early childhood educator.
- Describe the NAEYC guidelines for establishing collaborative relationships with families and community.
- Write journal reflections on the teaching practices, professional values and standards observed in the real early childhood classroom settings.
- Identify advocacy skills for children and early childhood profession.
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