ECAE 7101T Infant and Child Development in Family, Community and Educational Contexts: Typical and Atypical
30 hours plus conference; 3 credits
Advanced seminar that focuses on observing, assessing, and understanding typical and atypical child development from birth through grade two, as well as prenatal development. Childrearing and early education in diverse family and cultural contexts, with a focus on urban settings. Theoretical approaches to understanding child development, including English language learners and an examination of the developmental nature, causes, and characteristics of young children with special needs, including children with autism; parental ethnotheories; the interactive relationship between the child and the social context. Culture and early childhood education practice from a comparative perspective; teacher-child and peer relationships; including children with special needs; developmentally appropriate curriculum in home, and early childhood settings; early intervention/educational policies.