CHLDDV 258 - Principles & Practices of Pre-School Education

This class provides opportunities to plan developmentally appropriate play-based activities that support all developmental domains including physical, cognitive, language, and socioemotional development with an emphasis on designing appropriate early childhood environments that address the needs of all children. The course emphasizes the process of becoming a professional including the implementation of the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and other professional guidelines as well as fostering an early childhood environment that is conducive to respecting diversity. Students will write/revise their philosophy of early care and education. 30 hours observing young children in an early childhood education setting are required for the course. Writing assignments and oral presentations as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course. Enrollment Requirements: Grade of C or better in CHLD DV 101, 107, 109, 120 AND 143, OR Consent of Department Chair. Grade of C or better in CHLD DV 201 OR CHLD DV 262 recommended.
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