EDEC 301 Child Development and Implications for Teaching and Learning in the Early Childhood Classroom

Theoretical principles and practices of developmentally appropriate integrated curriculum in early childhood programs serving children 0 - 5 years of age. Implications for practice in inclusive classrooms to include learning through play and exploration, planning, implementation, observation, assessment and evaluation of student learning and instruction. Role of the child, teacher, parent and other professionals working collaboratively for the benefit of the student will be explored. Reflection on practice in the place-based setting is required. 45 hours of Field Experience.   In accordance with CT law, districts may require criminal background and/or DCF child abuse and neglect registry checks to participate in the field experiences in this class.  Students are required to follow the background check policies of the district in which they are placed and are responsible for all associated fees.  CCSU is not responsible for district policies.

Credits

4

Prerequisite

Admission to the Professional Program in Early Childhood Education.

General Education