EDS 210 Fnd Early Childhood Educ (CFS)

Prerequisites: CFS 130 or permission of instructor

Offered: Typically alt. Spring Terms

This course is designed to help students develop a philosophy of teaching and learning for children birth through kindergarten. Current thought and practice will be examined in light of the early childhood profession and its historical, philosophical, and social foundations. Public policy, legal implications, and a code of ethics will be studied. Theoretical perspectives including psychoanalytic theories, social-learning theories, behaviorism, cognitive and developmental theories, the humanistic models, and the normative-descriptive systems will be used to establish a framework for analysis and assessment. Historical and contemporary models of early-childhood education, such as Head Start, High Scope, Montessori, British Infant Schools, Reggio Emilia, enrichment programs, and comprehensive, compensatory, and intervention models will be examined in view of their effects on children, families, and communities. 10 field hours.
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CFS 210