EDEC 105 Arts and Aesthetics in Early Childhood Education

Exploration of the imagination of children in relationship to curriculum and teaching through play. Examination of developmentally appropriate teaching for young children, diversity, and the roles teachers play as leaders and learners in diverse early childhood learning communities will be analyzed. Inquiry-based approach throughout the course includes participation in aesthetic experiences, place-based learning, multiple intelligences, case analysis, and examination of beliefs and research on learning and teaching. A combined total of 45 fieldwork hours in EDEC 101, EDEC 105 and EDEC 102. Fieldwork placement will be scheduled once a week (Monday through Friday), 8:00AM-12:00PM, in a preschool and/or infant/toddler setting. CT law requires fingerprinting and a criminal background check for the field experiences in this class.  Fingerprinting must be completed prior to the beginning of class.




Declared major in Early Childhood Studies and Infant/Toddler Mental Health program. Taken concurrently with EDEC 101 and EDEC 102.

General Education


  • Fall