Foundations of Early Care and Education: an Introduction to Teaching Young Children

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Learn about early care and education approaches and how to identify quality care. Explore history, development, and philosophies of early childhood education programs.

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Fall
Winter
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Online
Starting at $527.00
As few as 8 weeks
4.5

What you can learn.

  • Identify early care and education approaches and philosophies
  • Evaluate child care quality
  • Understand developmentally appropriate curriculum and play-based learning
  • Identify and discuss culturally relevant curriculum
  • Explore historical and social roots of early childhood group care
  • Examine professional standards and expectations for teachers working with young children

About this course:

Learn about early care, education approaches, and how to identify quality care. This online course on teaching young children introduces the approaches, history, and development of early childhood education programs. The course offers an overview of developmentally appropriate learning environments, curriculum, and how to define play-based learning and outcomes. Students explore how different program approaches meet the needs of the young child. Students learn observation, assessment, and strategies for guiding children’s behavior. Field observations are required. This is a lower-division (entry level) college class. This is an intensive course, in which the work of a full academic quarter is offered in only 8 weeks. Expect to spend around 12 hours per week to complete everything in each week’s module. Before you take this course, we recommend you take Child Development, unless you have classroom experience with children already.

Fall 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.

Enrollment Closed
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This section has no set meeting times.
Instructor: Jackie Kelley
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Fee:
$527.00
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Notes
Internet access required. Materials required. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 23, 2020
Course Requirements

Available Format(s):

These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.

Future Offering (Opens November 02, 2020 12:00:00 AM)
-
This section has no set meeting times.
377806
Fee:
$527.00
See Details
Notes
Internet access required. Materials required. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 29, 2021
Course Requirements

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