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ECE 1: Development in Early Childhood | ECED.X301

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.

Skills Needed


  • To be successful in this class all students should have working knowledge of Google’s G Suite or Microsoft Office, proper email etiquette, and essential understanding of Canvas.

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

Topics Include

  • Examining the relationships of the child to their family, community, and culture.
  • Learning about expected behavior and growth patterns of infants through adolescence.
  • To study the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development of the child from conception through adolescence.
  • Observing, recording, analyzing and comparing children’s behavior and relating it to course materials on development.
  • Recognize and appraise the influence of various social contexts on development including family, school, childcare, the media, and culture.
  • Examine the significance of various statuses and characteristics such as gender, disabilities and socioeconomic status on children’s development.

Notes


Students must bring the required textbook to the first class meeting.
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