About the Course

Examines underlying principles of quality practices utilized in early childhood programs emphasizing the critical role of high-quality environments, constructive adult-child relationships, and teaching strategies to support physical, cognitive, and social/emotional development for typical and Atypical children. This course includes a review of the historical roots of early childhood programs and the evolution of the professional practices promoting advocacy, diversity, ethics, and professional identity. Field work is required outside of class time to provide students with opportunities to learn and practice competencies related to the care and education of young children.

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