Admission to Teacher Education is required. This course is a study of the curricular needs of early childhood (pk-3) children, a review of early childhood programs/settings, and an exploration of applying teaching/learning theory to the early childhood setting. Special topics include working with parents, classroom management techniques/strategies, and curricula in math, language arts, science, social studies, art, physical education, and music. Students make on-site visits to a Montessori school, a private kindergarten, public-school kindergartens, a university laboratory preschool, and a hospital-based child development center. This course is a prerequisite to EDU 412b. Offered Fall Term.
Major credit for Early Childhood.