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Course

ECE 1: Development in Early Childhood | ECED.X301


Participants explore human development from prenatal stages through middle childhood and study the interrelationships among social, emotional, physical and cognitive development, with a focus on the role of play in early childhood. Using observational techniques, the class identifies developmentally appropriate characteristics and activities.


Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to

  • Describe the influence of various social contexts on development including family, school, childcare, the media, and culture
  • Discuss some views consistent with current knowledge and research in child development, based upon several current issues in child development
  • Observe, record, analyze and compare children’s behavior and relate it to course materials on development
  • Identify the major milestones in child development from birth through adolescence in social, emotional, cognitive and physical development

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