A foundation course in theory and principles of the developmental continuum, including an in-depth study of physical, social/emotional, cognitive, language, and aesthetic development; an examination of current research and major developmental theories;
An exploration of child development within a socio-cultural context, such as gender, family, race, ethnicity, language, ability, socio-economics, religion, and society; an emphasis on the implications for early childhood professional practice.*Encompassing conception through age eight and may include pre-adolescents/adolescents.
Course Goals & Objectives:
1. Understanding of the interrelationship between children's holistic well-being (including health, nutrition, safety and environment) and their development;
2. Knowledge and understanding of the developmental domains, including physical/social/ emotional/cognitive/language/ aesthetic, the interrelationships among them, and the factors that contribute to variations in development;
3. Comprehension of stages and variations across the developmental domains, including prenatal;
4. Application of early care and education practices based on knowledge and understanding of theories and integration of research of typical and atypical growth, development, behavior and learning;
5. Recognition of consequences of stress, trauma, protective factors, and resilience in children's overall development;
6. Understanding of child development within a socio-cultural context, such as gender, family, race, ethnicity, language, ability, socio-economics, religion, and society.
Courses seeking ECE 912 descriptor approval must significantly be focused on pre-natal through age 8.
~Course reactivated for Spring 2015 submissions; Descriptor revised Fall 2015.Minor Revision Spring 2015
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