ECAE 2003 Infancy and Early Childhood: Family and Community Relationships
2 hours lecture, 2 hours supervised field experience; 3 credits
Observing, assessing and understanding ethnically, culturally and linguistically diverse infants? and young children?s social, emotional, physical, cognitive, language, play and artistic development (prenatally through 8 years). Creating healthy, respectful, developmentally appropriate curriculum and challenging learning environments for young children, including children with special needs and English language learners. Developing an understanding of parents of young children, involving families and communities in their children?s development and learning, and engaging in respectful, reciprocal relationships with families. Stress on the importance of the interaction of social, cultural, and interpersonal factors throughout the course.
Corequisite: Early Childhood and Art Education 2004 or permission of the chairperson.