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EDC 722: Child Development and Program Design in Early Childhood Settings, Birth to Grade 2.

3 hours, 3 credits. Design, implementation, and assessment of developmentally appropriate programs and instructional practices based on: knowledge of the needs and interests of young children including those with disabilities and diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds; knowledge of the community; curriculum goals; and City, State, and national standards. Study of model programs for, and issues related to, programs for young children reflecting the sociocultural, historical, and political forces that influence the diverse delivery systems through which programs are offered for young children and their families. Focus on the health, safety, physical, emotional, social, cognitive, cultural, and aesthetic aspects of programs. Requires student observation, action research, appropriate use of media and technology, and an academic portfolio.

Last modified: 11/5/2014