Early Childhood Education
This course focuses on Early Childhood Development and Education, covering topics such as learning styles, developmentally appropriate practice, nurturing relationships with children, and understanding learning environments and instruction. The course emphasizes holistic education that is grounded in developmental psychology theory.
This course is designed to foster creative, critical thinking skills through engaging activities and discussion, case studies, and independent research. Participants will have the opportunity to design a learning environment for young learners and create a learning plan tailored to the developmental needs of a specific child. Through this process, they will learn how to utilize current research on Early Childhood Development, Education, and Instruction in their own practice as an educator.
- Understand how various factors affect early childhood development
- Evaluate different approaches to practices from theoretical perspectives
- Examine the importance of relationships between parents/caregivers and their young children
- Develop a strong foundation for creating positive learning environments for children
- Describe effective strategies for teaching and promoting child success in early childhood settings
- Analyze the impact of early childhood education on later educational success
- Apply research-based practices to the design and implementation of effective instruction for young learners
- Recognize ethical considerations in working with children, families, and educators in early childhood settings
- Reflect upon their own roles as instructors and advocates of young children
- Identify resources that can be used to support their own professional development in Early Childhood Education