ECAE 7885T Advanced Psychosocial Development I: Caregiver-Child Interactions with Emphasis on the First Year of Life

30 hours lecture plus conference; 3 credits

Theories of social and emotional development from birth through kindergarten. Introduction to developmental, psychoanalytic, and social psychological theories. Family-centered practice, the role of relationships in development and effects of socialization experiences and culture. Observations of infants, toddlers, and caregiver-child interactions. Requires 60 hours of field experiences in a variety of settings including hospitals, home- and center-based early intervention programs, early childhood centers, and inclusive early childhood special education classrooms, which are done in consultation with the instructor.

Prerequisite: Early Childhood and Art Education 7675T or permission of the program head.


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