Foundations of Early Childhood Education

This course provides an overview of the history of childhood and child care as well as a survey of the existing program models. Various environments, materials, and resources that meet […]

Child, Family and Community Relationships

Young children are best understood and supported through the context of families, culture, community, and society. This course will explore ways to establish relationships with children, families, and colleagues while […]

Language Arts in Early Childhood Education

In this course, the development of language and literacy, components of a language-rich environment, language arts curriculum, and approaches to reading and writing instruction will be explored. This course is […]

Supporting the Special Needs Child

The course will focus on the unique characteristics and needs of young children with communication disorders, sensory impairments, physical and health-related disabilities, child abuse, and giftedness, as well as those […]

Senior Practicum: Professional Development

This Practicum is the second of two senior Practicum experiences where students assume teacher responsibilities in a different Early Childhood setting (i.e. infant/toddler; preschool; Head Start, Special Education, kindergarten or […]

Childcare Administration and Management

This course is designed to provide students with information on administering an early childhood education program. Students will explore diverse programs available to the community and examine state and federal […]

Early Childhood Growth and Development

This course examines the developmental patterns for children from conception through middle childhood. Students will recognize the influences of family, culture, environment and biology on development and understand major theories […]

Creativity in Early Childhood Education

This course will examine the inclusion of creativity as a tool for teaching in academic disciplines and supporting development through planned experiences, prepared environments, and interactions. Through the lens of […]

Curriculum Planning and Environments in ECE

The emphasis of the course is planning, preparing and implementing developmentally, culturally and linguistically appropriate activities and environments for preschool-aged children. Students will use observation and assessment techniques to determine […]

Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition

This course addresses the needs and best practice in health, safety and nutrition for young children. These concepts will enable the individual to implement preventive health and safety practices based […]