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Course Description

Studies early childhood education from a historical perspective and includes principles, stages and prominent theories of growth and development. Content includes an in-depth study of the interrelatedness of the child’s environment and his/her physical, emotional, cognitive and social development. Identify, evaluate and discuss typical and atypical development. Examines developmentally appropriate techniques for working with children birth through middle childhood. It reviews topics such as health, nutrition, play, diversity, socioeconomics, language, ability gender and family.  Field work is required outside of class time to provide students with opportunities to learn and practice competencies related to the care and education of young children.

Learner Outcomes

  • Examine the reasons for studying developmental processes, including scientific processes used for developmental study, ethics and culture for application of own professional and personal life context.
  • Compare and contrast the perspectives of various developmental theorists, including but not limited to: Piaget, Erickson, Freud, Gesell, Maslow, Vygotsky, Bronfenbrenner, Skinner, Watson, Pavlov, and Bandura.
  • Analyze cultural, economic, political, historical, and environmental contexts that affect a child’s development from conception to adolescence.
  • Classify the typical and atypical major developmental milestones from conception through adolescence in the areas of physical, cognitive, language, and social/emotional development.
  • Apply developmental theory to observations, surveys, and/or interviews using investigative research methods, analyzing information, drawing objective conclusions, and affecting one’s understanding of development.
  • Analyze and evaluate historical contexts about children, human development and resulting childrearing practices.
  • Examine how developmentally appropriate childrearing and educational practices can work to prevent problems.
  • Formulate developmental theory into a sequential human developmental lifeline from birth through adulthood.

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Type
Online - Fix-date
Dates
Jan 07, 2023 to Mar 04, 2023
Type
Webcast - Off-site
Days
Sa
Time
8:00AM to 1:30PM
Dates
Jan 07, 2023 to Mar 04, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
45.0
Location
  • Off-Site Locations
Course Fee(s)
Tuition - $350 credit (4.5 units) $350.00
Available for Credit
4.5 units
Instructors
Section Notes

Spanish Course 

Enroll before December 12 and save 15%. Apply discount code WNTR15.

Type
Online - Fix-date
Dates
Jan 09, 2023 to Feb 24, 2023
Contact Hours
45.0
Course Fee(s)
Tuition - $350 credit (4.5 units) $350.00
Available for Credit
4.5 units
Instructors
Section Notes

English Course 

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