This course will focus on the planning and implementation of developmentally meaningful assessments, curriculum, and instructional practices for children from birth to age 4 in accordance with state and national guidelines and standards across physical, social-emotional, cognitive, communication, adaptive (self-help) domains. Students will design and implement transdisciplinary, multimodal learning experiences that support learning through play, inquiry, cooperation, and creative expression. The importance of connections between home, school, and community for young children will be emphasized. Addressing the needs of monolingual speakers and children with disabilities will be emphasized. Prerequisites: EPY 245, IEC 230, IEC 146. 10 supervised field experience hours are required for this course. Students must obtain fingerprint clearance prior to beginning field experience. Spring.
X'd with ECE 231 & ECE 531 10 hours required for field experience outside class. Finger printing needed.