CHDV 02- Early Childhood Principles and Practices
This course will provide an introduction to philosophies, practices, and the role of the Early Childhood Education professional, with emphasis on the teacher in various early childhood programs. The developmental characteristics of the age groups and curriculum and developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive teaching practices are highlighted. The student becomes aware of various types of educational programs available to children ages 0-8. The student will be exposed to career opportunities, the role and responsibilities of a teacher and age appropriate curriculum in early childhood programs. The student will study the field from historical and cultural perspectives. The student will study the curriculum components and teaching modalities that are critical in an early learning program.