This course combines elements of learning theory and child growth and development with the actual observation of children. Special topics include self-esteem and confidence, multi-ethnic and pluralistic preschool settings, and principles of tests and measurements. This course covers the social, physical, emotional, and intellectual development of the child from prenatal through preadolescence (8 years of age) and gives special emphasis to language acquisition and pre-operational thought. The course requires observation of children and is a prerequisite to EDU412b. Offered Fall Term.
Major credit for Early Childhood.