Introduction to Teaching Young Children
Learn about early care and education approaches and how to identify quality care. Explore approaches, history, and development of early childhood education programs.
What you can learn.
- Identify types of early care and education approaches
- Evaluate child care quality
- Understand developmentally appropriate curriculum and play-based learning outcomes
About this course:Study the philosophies, history, and development of early childhood programs. Review how existing program types meet the needs of the preschool child and teacher, as well as the criteria of a quality learning environment. Emphasizes relationships between teacher and child. Includes field observations. Applies toward Title 22 regulations and Title 5 Child Development Permits; core required course for Basic Core Certificate; transferable for unit credit toward a bachelor's degree at all University of California (UC) campuses; accepted for unit, subject, and grade toward a bachelor's degree at all California State University system (CSU) campuses.
Spring 2020 Schedule
These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.