ECAE 7107T Play in Cross-cultural Contexts
30 hours plus conference; 3 credits
Theories and research findings on young children's play in culturally and linguistically diverse early childhood, family, and community settings. Implications of play for the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of all children, including children with special needs, from infancy through the early childhood years. Play in the early childhood curriculum; role of the teacher in facilitating children's play.