Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children
The underlying theoretical principles of developmentally appropriate practices applied to programs, environments, and teaching strategies, emphasizing the key role of relationships, constructive adult-child interactions, and teaching strategies in supporting physical, social, creative and intellectual development for all young children. Includes a review of the historical roots of early childhood programs and the evolution of the professional practices promoting advocacy, ethics, and professional identity. (Applicable standards for this course: National Association Education Of Young Children (NAEYC) Standard 1. Promoting Child Development and Learning; 1a, 1b, and 1c; Standard 4 Using Developmentally Effective Approaches 4a, 4b, 4c and 4d; Standard 6 Becoming a Professional 6a, 6b, 6c, 6d and 6e; National Association Education of Young Children (NBPTS) Standard IV promoting Child Development and Learning; Standard IX Reflective Practice; Council for Exceptional (CEC)/ Division for Early Childhood Special Education (DEC) Standard 3 Individual learning differences; Standard 5 Learning environments and social interactions; Standard 9 Professional and ethical practice).
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Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2018-09-24 to 2018-12-14.
- 4 Units
- Four hours lecture (48 hours total per quarter).
- Gen Ed
- Non-GE Class
- Program Status
- Program Applicable
- Credit - Degree Applicable
- Grading Method
- Letter Grading
- EWRT 211 and READ 211 (or LART 211), or ESL 272 and 273.