ECAE 7885T Advanced Human Development I: Psychosocial Development in Early Childhood
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. The role of relationships in development and effects of socialization experiences and culture. Observations of infants, toddlers, young children and parent-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.