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 individual child goals for development. They will participate in and observe the design of an engaging environment, the use of materials, and healthy interpersonal relationships and how they impact play, learning and discovery. Students will apply intentional, evidence-based strategies to plan experiences and implement activities. Evaluation of the learning environment including sensitivity to cultural diversity will be conducted. Students will complete 30 hours of observation and assist in a preschool setting as part of a lab requirement for this course.

Prerequisites: ECE100G or equivalent with a C or higher, place into ENGL110G or ENGL111G unless waived by Program Coordinator or Course Instructor.

Fall/Spring semesters