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Foundations and Theories in Early Childhood Education
Credits: 2 cr.
A study of the historical roots and contemporary manifestations of early childhood education theories and practices. The research of educators and child psychologists who have made significant contributions to the current understanding of young child are studied in relation to contemporary practices in developing programs for the nurturing and education of the child.
Theories regarding the learning modes and stages of development in the typical and atypical young child are presented, and practical applications of these theories are examined in contemporary inclusive child-care programs. Contemporary issues in child care, parent education and policies relating to children are also examined.
Required for preprimary specialty. Ten hours of fieldwork required.