Course Overview & Curriculum

Early Childhood Education I and II: These courses focus on preparing students to work with young children from infancy to age twelve in early education and child care settings. Major areas of study include personal and professional growth, the early childhood education profession; child development from birth to age twelve; developmentally appropriate practices and curriculum building; health, safety and guidance; and opportunities in early childhood education. Students complete semester long internships in the AC Reynolds Preschool in addition to each of these classes.
 
Parenting and Child Development: This course introduces students to responsible nurturing and basic applications of child development theory. Emphasis is on the parents’ responsibilities and the influences they have on children while providing care and guidance. Skills in communication, resource management, and problem solving are reinforced in this course as well as real world parenting simulations.