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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

EDU - 119 Intro to Early Child Education

Class: 4 Lab: 0 Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

No Pre/Co Requisites

This course introduces the foundations of culturally responsive, equitable, and inclusive early childhood education, planning intentional developmentally appropriate experiences, learning activities, and teaching strategies for indoor and outdoor environments for all young children, guidance techniques, and professionalism. Topics include theoretical foundations, national early learning standards, NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development, state regulations, program types, career options, professionalism, ethical conduct, quality inclusive environments, guidance techniques, and curriculum responsive to the needs of each child/family. Upon completion, students should be able to implement developmentally appropriate environments, guidance techniques, schedules, and teaching strategies across developmental domains to support culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse children and their families in inclusive settings, and design a personal career/professional development plan.

Course Version Effective Term: 2022FA