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Course Overview

Course Description

This course focuses on theories and teaching techniques that foster the development of young children birth through eight. The role and value of play will be analyzed as the primary source of how young children learn. Principles and knowledge of child development will be integrated to allow the student the opportunity to identify a range of developmentally appropriate activities and materials in conjunction with understanding how to design and implement an appropriate curriculum in early care and education.

Learning Objectives
In addition to weekly class meetings, requirements will include:

HMNS 2100 Child Growth and Development Skills

Required Text

Diane Trister-Dodge, The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, 4th Edition, Teaching Strategies Inc.
Toni S. Bickart, Building the Primary Classroom, Heinman Publishing.

Instructional Methods
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