Description: Successful completion of course requirements enables students to apply and articulate substantive knowledge of theoretical frameworks of child development, characteristics and needs of children with and without exceptionalities birth to eight, influences on developmental patterns and outcomes and implications for practice. Students will understand typical and atypical child growth and development including health, safety and nutrition, with an emphasis on special health care needs for children B-4. This course provides an understanding of the dynamics of child development and the foundations of early childhood education. Course content will primarily focus on early childhood (birth-4). Students will develop understanding of the needs of young children in a diverse society as they become successful early childhood educators collaborating with children's families and communities. Letter grade only.
Sections offered: Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2022