Schedule of Classes Course Description

Medgar Evers College
Course Prefix: EDUC                                     Course Number: 301                                    
Course Title: Principles of Early Childhood Education
Subject: Education
Minimum Credits: 2.0                                     Maximum Credits: 2.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


The course content gives a comprehensive view of the total field of early childhood education. Theories of child development are reviewed as a basis for examining early childhood principles, practices and programs. This course emphasizes the child's development of concepts, relationships, and positive attitudes toward self and achievement. This course covers the sociological, philosophical, and historical roles of education in the lives of young children from ages 0-8 in urban classrooms. Ways of fostering effective relationships and interactions to support growth and learning among varying communities will be examined. The parent as first teacher and the home-school continuum will be explored. An inclusion approach to educating students with special needs in diverse, pluralistic learning communities will be explored. Technology will be used as a tool to design strategies to engage students in self-reflection and learning. Supervised field experiences are a vital to this course.

Prerequisite: ENGL 150.
  • 3 class hours.

Start Date:    08/31/2003                         End Date: