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ECE 414: Methods and Materials in Early Childhood I.

3 hours, 3 credits. (Constitutes a two-semester sequence with ECE 415.) Study of the mental, social, emotional, and cognitive needs, interests, and experiences of children (three through five years of age) as the basis for developing suitable programs and for formulation of criteria for the selection and evaluation of materials, as well as for the creation of an appropriate environment. The course will develop specific methods and content in the teaching of social studies, science, arithmetic, and language arts. Health, nutrition, sexuality, and safety in early childhood will be included. Students will spend time in laboratory, directed observation, or other supervised field experiences.

Last modified: 7/14/2014