ED 334 Early Childhood Curriculum I (3)
The first of two courses that focus on the Developmentally Appropriate Early Childhood Curriculum in the classroom. Students will gain an understanding of individual and group programming for young children based upon current theory, research, and developmentally appropriate practice. Coursework includes observation and assessment of a pre-school classroom, and special emphasis is placed on helping students learn to observe and objectively record the behavior of young children. Upon completing this course, students will develop an understanding of the development norms of each level of early childhood and will have the background to analyze and plan developmentally appropriate activities and environments. Field experience required. Prerequisite: Admission to the Division.