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Fall 2022
May 31,2023
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ECE 120 - Introduction to Early Childhood
Associated Term: Fall 2022
Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Describe and understand some of the characteristics of the person who works successfully with young children
2. Describe and understand the general characteristics, qualities and philosophies of different types of programs for preschool aged children
3. Describe Developmentally Appropriate Practice and quality indicators
4. Describe what a philosophy of early childhood education is made up of and identify several elements of philosophy in local Early Childhood Education centers
5. Describe the benefits of play for young children
6. Describe how to set up an Early Childhood classroom environment
7. Describe the long term benefits of preschool education
8. Describe and understand the historical background of early education for young children and demonstrate a basic understanding of major theorists who contributed to the growth of the field
9. Describe and understand the importance of an inclusive environment in an early childhood classroom and the kinds of special needs and laws that are addressed in such an environment
10. Describe and understand the importance of being a professional in the Early Childhood field
11. Demonstrate the ability to use the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Code of Ethics and state some of the ethical issues related to the education of young children
12. Describe and understand some of the major trends in the field of early childhood education
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